The Young Theatre Archive is a website which has only grown over time. It is fiddled with at least weekly. No content has ever been removed but there’s a chance some URLs will change as things evolve. I do not take snapshots of the YTArchive as it only grows, but to see the very latest version you may be able to access the development version served by a Raspberry Pi from network storage in my study here. In around 1996 the first file of what eventually became the Archive was stored in my own personal web space but the site was not captured by the Wayback Machine until 1997. I think my first YT web site actually predated even them! Wayback:www.argonet.co.uk/users/timil/yt.
In 2002/3 the Archive moved to Wayback:youngtheatre.org.uk and in 2009 to its current home, Wayback:youngtheatre.co.uk. This was to allow the members of the Beaconsfield group to manage their own web site at youngtheatre.org.uk. Their site used to be at ytatbeaconsfield.org but that has been allowed to expire. The Young Theatre Archive will now remain on the youngtheatre.co.uk domain indefinitely so as to ensure any link you make will still work in the years to come.
The remainder of this page has links to old snapshots of the Beaconsfield group’s various websites. I was trying to improve on what is stored on the Wayback Machine (which misses some content)
but some of my efforts are as bad thanks to the output of the web design tools employed: some files are missing and the appearance is often incomplete.
In order to preserve the group’s design and content for posterity it seems that only manually re-writing everything would bear fruit and nobody has the time to do that.
I stopped archiving copies of the HTML in 2013: I will leave readers to decide whether web tools which prevent complete copies of websites being archived on the Wayback Machine and
which frustrate maintaining a historical record are a good idea or not.
After 2013 you may instead find snapshots of a show’s webpage from the group’s site. These are included within productions.