1st February 2015
Our Archive Project
will go live
There’s no getting around it, we were overwhelmed with the response that we got, both to the appeal for material and to the Exhibition. Not that we weren’t pleased, we were delighted, but it gave us so much more work than we had bargained for, that it has taken us this long to go online.
I say ‘we’, but it was on Jack Harker’s shoulders that most of the online work fell and we are extremely grateful for all the time and effort he has put into this project. We, and I’m sure all those interested in village history, will be very pleased with the results of his work.
After 1st February you will be able to find the ARCHIVE section by looking along the bar that contains the categories: HOME, NEWS, DIARY etc and right at the end of it, where WALKS is now, you will find ARCHIVE (WALKS will be moved to VILLAGE LIFE).
325 Items to view
there will be plenty to look at
when you visit our new
However, with so many items in these pages, you may find the search facility useful. Just put in the name of the person or place you want to look at and the site will bring up the relevant items.
What you will see in the ARCHIVE is a large part of the material that we have, however it is by no means all of it. There’s plenty more to be added and this will be done as the weeks pass (and time allows). We also know that there is still plenty of archival material tucked away in cupboards, drawers, probably lofts as well, so if you are having a spring clean or just generally having a bit of a turn out, please remember the Archive Project and let us copy or scan this material.
We do have another request to make of you: if you see any information that is incorrect or if you have more information about an item that is printed, such as dates, names, places or any one of the myriad of details that we know is available, please, please get in contact with us by using the ‘Leave a comment here …’ box.
We do hope you will take the time to browse through the ARCHIVE, although it might take more than one sitting!
Janet, Pam, Tony & Jack