Dear All...

Print this newsletter10/05/99

Welcome to the May '99 issue of the 22villages Newsletter. Its aim will be to keep you informed of how the heritage project is progressing, share advice, guidance and helpful hints from other villages as well as forthcoming events. Because of the nature of the project ALL events are open to everyone connected with the project unless otherwise stated.
An Evening at Bury Records Office - Wed 26th May
We have arranged a trip to Bury Records Office
Wed 26/05/99 - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, 77 Raingate Street Bury St Edmunds IP33 2AR
This will be a chance to research your village with the guidance and help of two experienced members of staff. There are a maximum of 25 places so please book up through me (first come, first served basis).
There will be NO CHARGE but you may need some change for the photocopier (40p per sheet). If you have any particular questions you know of in advance please let Joe have them ASAP.
Architectural Heritage Expert - Wed 2nd June
We have arranged for Mark Barnard, an Architectural Heritage Expert with Suffolk County Council, to visit Tuddenham on Wednesday 2nd June at 1pm, meeting up at The White Hart and then walking around the village. He will be with us for a couple of hours to provide expertise to help you create the Architectural Heritage section of the 22 villages book. Unfortunately he is not available out of office hours but I hope that some of you will be available, as it is a lunchtime. Mark has asked if you could submit some of your questions in advance (via Joe) in case he needs to do initial research. Other villages welcome.
Our First Open Meeting - Tue 15th June
Come along to Tuddenham village hall for our first bi-monthly open meeting on Tuesday 15th June at 7.30pm. This will be a chance to talk to the villagers involved in the pilot project, who will be halfway through completing their chapter (gulp!). A guest speaker with expertise on local heritage will give us a short talk and members of the Forest Heath support team, including the co-ordinator Joe Thompson will be onhand to answer questions. A computer will be showing the Internet aspects of the project. So come along and learn more about what we have let ourselves in for!
Resource Directory
Anyone in your village who knows about local wildlife or family history or photography or good at writing? any skills or expertise that could be shared with the 22villages community - in return for 21 other villages resources? I was aiming to make the first draft of this directory available NEXT WEEK - so please let me have your village's contributions by then - Thanks.
For those wishing to get more involved in the internet aspect of the project - here is a summary of some of the things you can do! Some may require extra software and this is available Free of Charge from Joe (01379) 646046 along with any help and advice you may need.
(1) Connect to the internet (as you normally would)
(2) Open your web browser and type in the address from here you can..
Send email to any village by moving your mouse to the postbox when the list of villages appears choose one by clicking on it. A blank email form will start addressed to the email contact of that village. Write your email and press [Send].
Visit a village web site by moving your mouse to the signpost when the list of villages appears choose one by clicking on it. A new browser window will open and you can then look around the village! Remember we are still at a very early stage so only Tuddenham's site is started.
Post an e-notice - "what's the difference between an email message and an e-notice" you may cry. Well - rather like a traditional notice placed on your 'real' village noticeboard, everyone can read it and because of this it reaches a much wider community. Our electronic notice board is readable by everyone with an interest in Heritage - please visit it often and contribute! So ... click your mouse on the noticeboard Outlook Express (or your newsreader) will start and show you a list of notices and their replies (called threads). If for example there is a notice from a village asking for the loan of a metal detector and YOU have one you are willing to lend simply click on the button on the main toolbar, type your offer and press [Post] your response will be added below the request and you will be contacted by the village concerned. To post a new request click on the button type your request and add a subject line and press [Post]
I hope that this is of help and look forward to hearing your responses

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