Ickleton Past and Present – 28 September 2013

On Saturday 28 September 2013, for the first time ever, the Ickleton Society is going to put out the whole of the village archive; yes, all 3500 photos, 700 documents and 150 artefacts!  In pride of place we’ll have a copy of the oldest known map of Ickleton from 1795.  This shows the open fields, how they were divided into strips and various tracks that went between them.  It is a fascinating document.

We hope as many people as possible will drop into the Village Hall some time between 11am and 3pm to browse the amazing records which capture the living history of our lovely village and its people from medieval times right up to the present day.  We will have activities for children and youngsters and will be able to give you some conservation advice on how to keep family mementos safe.

We also hope that you will bring things along to ‘Show and Tell’ – anything relating to Ickleton or Ickleton folk that might be interesting including photos of people, events, house restorations, bits and pieces found in your attic or garden and so on.  We will have facilities available to copy documents and photos there and then so copies can be added to the archive and remember, we’re not just interested in the past, but in more recent events too.

This should be a really interesting day so do put it in your diary!

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