Ecclesfield Civil Parish Past & Present Archive Project

This is a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funded project with the primary aim of creating an on-line easily accessible collection of material (a digital archive) about the history of the Civil Parish area and to display material on a dedicated Ecclesfield District Archives website. The project co-ordinator, Christine Handley, is working with the local history groups across the Civil Parish area (Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside and High Green) who are all helping to guide and contribute to the project. The archive will also be a resource for schools, other groups and individuals to both share information and learn more about local history. The HLF project runs until the end of October 2016 and during that time we will be:
  • gathering material which will be sorted, catalogued, indexed and digitised to create the archive;
  • running training courses to develop skills in all aspects of archiving; and in interviewing and recording memories;
  • supporting young and older people to enable them to interview and record residents talking about their life experiences in the local area; and
  • organising family workshops, drop-in activities, exhibitions and displays to publicise the project and local history.
There will be plenty of opportunities for everyone across the community to get involved. Whether a long-standing resident, a newcomer or someone who used to live in the area all memories are welcome. For more details of events, training sessions, or to find out more, please contact the Project Officer, Christine Handley, at the Council Offices, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield S35 3HS; telephone: 0114 2845095;  email:christine.handley@ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk There is also an Ecclesfield civil parish archiving project blog with regular updates about the project.
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