Print this newsletter08/08/00

Click to visit exampleThanks to the technical expertise of and the unprecedented agreement of the Suffolk Records Office, we have permission to photograph and show high resolution images of each community's Tithe Map. This is an optional part of the 22villages project and we may have to ask each community to contribute up to 40 towards the cost of photographing each document. We need to know which communities are interested in principle by the end of August. The photography will take place mid September with publication online by the end of September. To check out how the technology works click here and then keep clicking on the area of image you wish to see enlarged. Those communities not registering an interest by the end of August will lose this one off opportunity.

Book Chapters Please...
There are now 50 days left until the end of the project. A special section of the web site has been created to give technical help and show how others are planning their community's chapter in the book. Simply visit and click on the "..days left" notice on the noticeboard. Each team has four A4 pages each with between 800 and 1,000 words per page in Times Roman 10pt (depending on the size/number of pictures used). I would ask your help by not submitting any further pages for the web  site until after your book section is completed. Any problems please ring me - Joe 01379 646046

USAF Airbases in Wartime
If you could not make the last Open meeting at Herringswell and missed the excellent talk given by TSgt Greg Henneman, USAF Historian 48th Fighter Wing, Lakenheath, then fear not. It has now been turned into a section on Herringswell's web site. Simply go to > click Herringswell on the signpost or click here.

Beck Row Fun Day 2000
on Saturday 26th August 2000 from 12.00 noon until dusk  a day with something for everyone; Classic Cars; Superbikes; Dog Show;  Side-shows; Display of Bygones; Bouncy Castle; Hog Roast; Barbecues;  the Haughley Hoofers (Clog Dancers); W.I. Refreshments; Punch & Judy Man etc., etc. ............  the day culminating in an evening concert with the U.S. Honour Guard Drill Team and  USAFE Band plus Lee Roy James, comedian. ALL WELCOME. Further details from Mary Rolfe.

Life after 22villages
If your community would like to see 22villages continue in some form after the end of the project then please let us know. Some have already suggested current events or services sections for each site, others would like to continue seeing the heritage aspect grow. Its YOUR project and the more letters and emails we get the more likely it is that this ground breaking project will grow and flourish into this new millennium. email , write to Tony Bass, Forest Heath Leisure, District Offices, College Heath Road, Mildenhall, SUFFOLK IP28 7EY or phone 01638 719217

Left Holding the Baby
On a personal note, my wife and I are expecting a baby daughter who should arrive this coming weekend. I will be unavailable from then until 21st August, but please feel free to email and I will deal with things as soon as I can.


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