March / April 2013
The next Friends evening will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, at the usual venue, ‘Jolleys’ café, Grayshott Pottery. 7.30 for 7.45pm. A subject this time I am sure you will all be able to relate to will be an illustrated talk on shops/businesses in Grayshott from the early times to the present day. A reminder will be circulated shortly. Also your committee would like to hold an open discussion on the future of the Archive, this being outlined in the paragraph following.
Future Policy and Projects
Your committee has recently discussed at length various possibilities as to both the short and long term future of the Archive. The Archive, having now been in existence for over ten years, has in this time achieved considerable progress in gathering up and preserving records of this village. A long term project of indexing much of this is currently under way. A further project now in hand is to publish a booklet of photographs. ‘Friends’ evenings at Grayshott Pottery are proving to be very popular with some two thirds of the ‘Friends’ membership attending. A good selection of material in the form of articles and photographs is now on our web site with several of these now having viewing in excess of 1000. In the way of articles much of the earlier history of the village has been covered so we are now exploring and open to suggestion of ways to record the village history post 1945. Beyond the normal daily life, the winter of 1962/3 and the storm of October 1987 are important happenings, photographs of these events are rare. In this respect we are in need of help and will be most pleased to hear from anybody who has some spare time and would like to become involved in the archive and its activities.
Annual General Meeting
It is proposed that this will be held on Wednesday, May 15th at Grayshott Village Hall, small hall. 7.15 for 7.30pm. (please note this is a day later than published in the last ‘Notes and News’).
Some family photographs from the Winchester family have been given to the Archive following the death of Derek Winchester.
From Russell Cupitt two interesting photographs of delivery vans in Grayshott, a 1950s Bedford belonging to Harris’s and a 1920s Morris of Tyler’ s, the wine merchants. These will be published in due course.
The archive is at present looking into the possibilities of publishing a booklet of photographs titled ‘Grayshott Village’ and will comprise of about 60/70 images of Grayshott from the 1890s to the 1960s. More on this next time.
Continues with a good number of visits being made. More interesting ‘Photos of the Month’ to follow.
Don’t forget there is always a good selection of local history titles available including “The History of Grayshott Fire Station 1906 – 2007”; “Grayshott, a Hampshire Village” and a good selection of other new titles about walks in the district from Jo Smith. All are stocked at the Pottery and Grayshott Bookshop.
Grayshott Village Archive
The next Friends evening will be held on . . . . . . . .