(complete) Exeter by Sidney Heath-ans

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Post by eggs4ears » May 2nd, 2020, 9:40 pm

Exeter by Sidney Heath (1872-?).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/exeter-by-sidney-heath/

Exeter, county town of Devon, is one of England's most historic cities with remains of the Roman occupation and medieval times still on view. Exeter Cathedral, founded in 1050 and completed 400 years later, has the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in the country. This short book in Blackie & Sons' Beautiful England series details the history of the city and it many sites of interest, with chapters on the city, the cathedral and the River Exe. Readers who can access the printed version of the book on Internet Archive, may enjoy looking at E. W. Haslehusts' 12 colour illustrations while listening to this audiobook. (Phil Benson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/exeterheath00heatuoft/page/n7/mode/2up
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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    BC Admin ===========================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

    [list]
    [*] Project Code: BU9DdROI

    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Frederick W. Heath) : n/a

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_England
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 3
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1912
    [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:

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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Travel & Geography

Keywords that describe the book: cathedral, devon, beautiful england

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[*]The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
START of recording (Intro):
  • "Chapter [number] of Exeter. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Say:
    "Exeter, by Sidney Heath. [Chapter]"


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Chapter [number] of Exeter by Sidney Heath. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Only if applicable, say:
    "[Chapter title]"
END of recording:
  • At the end of the section, say:
    "End of [Chapter]"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
    "End of Exeter, by Sidney Heath. "

There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

[*]Example filename exeter_##_heath_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. exeter_01_heath_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by eggs4ears on May 3rd, 2020, 5:08 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by eggs4ears » May 2nd, 2020, 9:48 pm

Annise will MC and newgatenovelist will DPL - this one is quite short - a little over 90 minutes. All three files ready to upload!

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Post by annise » May 2nd, 2020, 10:10 pm

All yours - I added Erin as DPL but if she doesn't agree I'm happy to remove her (from the project, not permanently :D )
Maybe you should PM her ?

Anne

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Post by eggs4ears » May 3rd, 2020, 3:35 am

Thanks Anne! I talked with Erin about this a few days ago by PM, so we are good to go.

All ready for PL

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/exeter_01_heath.mp3 - 46:23
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/exeter_02_heath.mp3 - 30:50
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/exeter_03_heath.mp3 - 15:46

I am doing this by the way, because I lived in Exeter for a couple of years - a bit of nostalgia. I love the pictures in this book, but let's say that the text is about as long as it needs to be :)

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 3rd, 2020, 8:58 am

I am *totally* brave enough to DPL a book about Exeter. Bring it on!

Phil - two quick questions about the summary: at the start of the second sentence, should 'cathedral' be capitalised, and in the last sentence, should there be a full stop after the second initial of the illustrator (or the one after first initial deleted)?

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Post by eggs4ears » May 3rd, 2020, 4:59 pm

Thanks for noticing that. I've corrected both. I wouldn't have thought of cathedral with a capital 'C', but yes, it looks like that is how it is done!

After PLing this, you will be more than ready to get back on the train to Cornwall. And, in fact, the same pair also did a short book on 'the Cornish Riviera'! https://archive.org/details/cornishriviera00heat/page/n6/mode/2up
Newgatenovelist wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 8:58 am
I am *totally* brave enough to DPL a book about Exeter. Bring it on!

Phil - two quick questions about the summary: at the start of the second sentence, should 'cathedral' be capitalised, and in the last sentence, should there be a full stop after the second initial of the illustrator (or the one after first initial deleted)?

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 6th, 2020, 1:37 am

You're right about the illustrations. They're lovely, even if a couple verge on postcard versions of ye olde England. I might need to have a look at the illustrations to the Cornish Riviera...


Notes for section 1:

8.31-8.36, beginning last para p 10
In 926 [heard 1926] the Britons were driven from Exeter by Athelstan…

24.58-25.05, first sentence p 21, repetition
…the interiors of many of them adorned with fine specimens of oak with fine specimens of oak carving in situ.

25.23-25.26, first para p 21
In 1554 [heard 1555] the cloth mart was established here…

32.26-32.30, bottom half p 25
The almshouse was fortified [heard forfeited] by Fairfax during the Civil War…

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 7th, 2020, 12:58 am

The notes for the next sections:

Section 02

23.21-23.25, second para p 49, repetition
…is seen to better is seen to better advantage from below.


Section 03

Section title on p 54 is The Exe; section title in MW is The River Exe

9. 56, first para p 61, omission
The rebellion spread rapidly, [and a thousand men marched on Exeter,] with a good sprinkling of old Devon families in their ranks…

14.57-14.59, mid-page p 64
…dedicated to St. Margaret and St. Andrew…
Could you just have a quick listen to St Margaret’s name?

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Post by eggs4ears » May 10th, 2020, 3:21 am

Thanks, Erin! Corrections for Sections 1-3 all done and uploaded.

I've just been looking at the launchpad and going solo forums. Looks like we're all at home doing LV stuff like crazy!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 11th, 2020, 2:11 am

Sections 1, 2, 3 are spot PL OK. Hurrah! A new book for the catalogue!

I can't speak to the launchpad or solo fora, but there does seem to have been a bit of an increase in PLing. Some readers, like you, are having a field day. That's good, because it means more projects will be out there for listeners to learn from!

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Post by annise » May 20th, 2020, 1:17 am

Al done - thank you both.
Let me know if something needs tweaking - life has been a bit hectic today

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/exeter-by-sidney-heath/
The photos are great but I couldn't make them work as the cover so I used something else - if you'd prefer me to keep trying I will .

Anne

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Post by TriciaG » May 20th, 2020, 5:19 pm

Confused: It's by Sidney Heath, but the DB has Frederick W. Heath?
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Post by annise » May 20th, 2020, 6:44 pm

He led a double life ?

Thanks Tricia

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Post by eggs4ears » May 21st, 2020, 4:23 am

All good! Thank you Anne and Erin, once again. I like the cover - I could find my way home using that map! :9: :clap: :9:

Anne, you've put https://librivox.org/exeter-by-frederick-w-heath/ in the link you've posted in this forum

It should be https://librivox.org/exeter-by-sidney-heath/

But I guess it doesn't matter as it is enough to find in the catalogue?

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Post by eggs4ears » May 21st, 2020, 4:55 am

One more thing - I've just found the author's date of death, which is 1953. I think we can be pretty sure this is him because the birth matches and he was also an artist.

https://www.artbiogs.co.uk/1/artists/heath-sidney-herbert

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