The River Carnival is nearly here! Drop in at The Pavilion for the History Group's special River Exhibition on Saturday between 10 and 4. We also need helpers to welcome and interview people who drop in about their memories of the area. If you can help, please let Bill know.
Minutes meeting 7.30pm on April 4, 2016 at The Volunteer
Present: Rob Hattersley, Ian Broom, Christine Earl, Ami Cooper, David West, Bill Laws, Lorna Swift, Huw Rees, Linda Ward, Mo Burns, Marsha O’Mahony
Cc Pete, Lynden, Jason, Mary, Elaine, Julie
Christine has reworked the leaflet. The request for 12pt Arial means a short edit required: Bill to do.
River Carnival Sat April 30
Volunteers for the day: Huw, Lorna, David, Bill, Linda, Christine, Ami, Marsha. Let Bill know your preferred times between 10 – 4. Linda and Christine will do boards. Posters inviting people to contribute their memories will circulate. Want a quick session on interviewing? Let Bill know and we’ll meet for an hour on Monday 25th.
David will bring scanner to the day; Bill to source release forms and laptop.
On the day Rob will upload interviews to the web site.
Bill to join British Association of Local History Groups, £65 for insurance cover
Row Ditch Heritage Lottery Application (HLF)
Ian reports that HLF bid to explore the origins of the Ditch across Bartonsham Meadows was turned down, but that the Row Ditch group is invited to reapply before the end of April.
Two dates: April 27, Wed, 7.30 Barrel’s, Heather Hurley on River traffic; May 11, venue to be confirmed; Chris Atkinson on Dinedor. Posters will be circulated and emailed.
The grant application by the Bartonsham Row Ditch Community Archaeology Project was considered by the Heritage Lottery Fund last week & unfortunately was not passed. Many successful projects do not receive funding on their first application. The volume of applications on this occasion was particularly high & the HLF is keen to support the project. We are being encouraged to make some amendments & apply for reconsideration at an early date. Stay tuned!
On the even of the River Carnival, hear Heather reveal the stories of the barges, bargemen and their cargoes as they plied their trade between Symonds Yat and Glasbury.
Weds 27 April
Free entry but voluntary collection to cover costs
Download a poster here.
Did you used to live in Bartonsham? Do you have memories you'd be happy to share? The History Group will be at the Pavilion on Castle Green all day at the River Carnival on 30th April.
We would welcome any stories or pictures you can contribute to the local history of the area.
Do pop in for a visit, or email us here.
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