✹ About Tuesday 18 December 1660 3Lamps on 30 Dec 2023 • Link Twenty years after this blog, and Phil, won The Guardian's Best Specialist British Blog award for 2003, there is still an active link to the article discussing the award: https://www.theguardian.com/techn… Here is an extract of the relevant section of the above article (in case in the future the link dies): 'In the best specialist category we saw evidence of the increasing number of top quality niche weblogs. Annie Mole's London Underground Tube Diary won respect for its humour and detail. But the prize went to Phil Gyford's remarkable Pepys' Diary. The project started on January 1 this year: Gyford will put a new entry of the 17th-century London-based diarist's work on the web every day for the next 10 years. As one of our judges said: "The audience is entranced: just look at the number of 'annotations' each entry receives."' Twenty years later, on its third reading, this online version of the diary is still finding new and excited readers (myself included). And I love that the volume of annotations - and annotators - has increased over the years. These annotations are now as much a part of history as the diary itself. Thank you Phil for putting in the effort to make this website, and a very delayed congratulations on your well-earned award.