A Walk Through Peterborough’s Millennium Park

King St entrance to Millenium Park, Peterborough

Walk through a public park and you probably don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about its history. Once the park is established it’s as if it’s always been there, a nice bit of green space to bring a book or take a stroll. Peterborough’s Millennium Park would be a lovely choice for either … Read more

The Lang Jacquard Loom: Grandmother of Modern Computing

Invention After 1805 many intricately patterned textiles, like rugs and coverlets, were woven on a Jacquard loom. Prior to 1805, the weaving of intricate pictorial patterns was an extremely complicated process, which required both a weaver and a draw boy (who operated the cords that lifted the pattern warp threads). In his childhood, Joseph-Marie Jacquard … Read more