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Farnhill and Kildwick villagers aim to set up community archive
7:00am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
Farnhill and Kildwick History Group is holding a Preserving our Village Past day in the institute on Saturday, October 5 and wants anyone with old photographs, documents, archaeological objects or interesting items to take them along between 10am and 4pm so the group can copy or photograph them.
There will be a slideshow and a display of some of the items the group has already collected.
Helen Moran, from the group, said: “We are interested in anything that sheds light on what Farnhill and Kildwick was like in the past.
"Old photographs, maps and deeds will help us understand how the appearance of the villages has changed but we also want to record what day to day life was like.
“We’re asking people to dig out things hidden away in drawers and cupboards such as old newspaper cuttings, receipts from village shops, concert programmes and photographs of past events that might otherwise get forgotten and we would especially like to know more about life in the villages during World War One.”
Information will be stored in a computer-based archive as a permanent record for the village and a resource for future research, use in exhibitions and for display on-line.
Refreshments and calendars for 2014 showing local scenes will be on sale to help raise funds for the institute.
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