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.