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Great interest in village’s past
11:00am Friday 4th January 2013 in News
STORIES from the past were retold as part of a community archive project in Mickleton.
More than 30 villagers turned out to the event and pored over maps, recalled a host of stories from the past and looked at a wide range of memorabilia.
Maps from 1668 to the present day were on display to show how the village has developed along with aerial photographs of the big building projects of the 1970s and 80s.
The day was part of the Mickleton Community Archive project which will create a legacy for future residents by using photos and audio which will end up as an online archive.
Mickleton received a £40,100 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create the archive which will take shape through a series of monthly events with the local community.
Jenny Toates, who attended the event held last month, said: “Some fascinating records from the past turned up.
“John Kinchin brought along press cuttings from the 1980s, when the ‘Emissaries of Light’ started buying up property in the village, originated the Pudding Club, and briefly, Mickleton became a bit of a regional, if not national, phenomenon.”
It is hoped one of the outcomes for the Mickleton Community Archive will be a digital map, showing the development of the village.
The next event, Tea and Treasures, which will focus on changes inside the home, will be held on Sunday, January 20, at 2.30pm in the Three Ways House Hotel. The archive collection so far will be on view on Saturday, February 16.
For details or to volunteer, call Barry Metcalfe on 01386 438065.