The Society has many thousands of photographs and artefacts connected with village life over the past 150 years. Many are already on display but there are an increasing number still in storage, a situation that has now been partially remedied by the completion of the extension to the existing building.

However, our existing displays seem to have proved interesting to young and old alike and we are regularly receiving donations of artefacts photographs, and media articles connected with the village. Featured below is one of our major acquisitions.

 
 
It should be remembered that such items do not have to be 'old'. Yesterday is history as much as 100 years ago and if you feel that something from yesterday may be of future interest then don't hesitate to donate it, if that is your wish. One of our founding members and first Chairman of the Society, the late John Shepherd, was at pains to stress that he envisaged a 'Heritage Centre' and not a 'museum'. It is true that there is probably a fine line between the two - but a distinction is there, especially if we can encourage various groups and organisations within the village to take an active part in the Society's aims.

 

Information and updates on the Centre can be found on the Heritage Centre page.

 

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