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VILLAGE HISTORY GROUP
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 10 – MARCH 2005
At our well attended February
meeting we displayed a large amount of material which included documentary
archives, old Trade Directories on microfiche, details of very old school
log books, results of research into specific subjects and a display of
recently acquired photographs. These included the opening of the new
village hall in 1970 and of the Summer Fetes of 1968 and 1970. All of
these combined to make a very interesting and informative meeting. Details
of our web site were also shown on a lap top computer.
We are very grateful to the
visitors who brought along personal photographs for us to see and copy.
These covered several subjects and included one of a class at the
village school dating from around 1910 and another of school children with
WWII gas masks. Others showed the school VE Day party of 1945 and a
children’s Fancy Dress party at the Vicarage dated around 1949. All of
these will be used in future displays.
would remind you that as from our April meeting, we will have the third
Tuesday of the month as our normal meeting date. Any variations will be
PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2005 IS:
MEETING 19TH APRIL
In July 1843, William Astbury came to
stay in Repton, he lived there until October of the same year and during
that time visited many places and met a great number of people. His diary
gives a fascinating insight into village life in those far off days. The
Repton part of Astbury’s diary is just a small section of the whole work
which is housed in the Cheshunt Foundation at Westminster College,
Cambridge. Our speaker in April is the Revd.
Dr Stephen Orchard who is the Principal of Westminster College. Dr Orchard has
spent many years transcribing the whole of Astbury’s Diary which is now
complete (600,000 words) Stephen is a family historian of long standing
and is related to the Orchard family of Repton, one of the oldest families
in the village and has carried out a lot of research into that branch of
his family history. Our April talk will give an insight into why William
Astbury came to Repton.
APPEAL FOR SCHOOL AND OTHER OLD PHOTOS.
If anyone has any further Village School photos or indeed any that they think will be of interest to the group, please bring them along to our meetings.
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