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Code the City 20

  Over lockdown, we have been continuing to work on the Harbour Arrivals project alongside Code the City, . After such a successful weekend at CTC19, we were delighted to be back for CTC20 to continue. As expected, the team working on the project was made up of both avid coders and history enthusiasts which brings a great range of skills and knowledge to the weekend. A second spreadsheet was created to input adjustments, this allowed us to clean data to be more presentable whilst keeping the accurate ledger transcriptions intact; a must when dealing with archival material. This data cleaning has allowed us to create a more presentable website which is easier to understand and navigate. We also added a new column – fishing port registration numbers. These numbers have been cross referenced with and show us which vessels were civilian boats requisitioned by the admiralty.   Some of