Elevden & Barnham Excavations Lecture - Thu 5th August

01/08/99

Mildenhall Museum Society present a Lecture Meeting in the Scout Hut in St Andrews Street, Mildenhall
A Lecture on The Excavations at Elveden & Barnham by Nick Ashton
Nick has been in charge of the British Museum team that has been excavating these sites for some years.  He will show evidence of the life of ancient man in these areas 400,000 years ago.
We meet in the Scout Hut in St Andrews Street, Mildenhall (behind the site of the old Town Hall) at 7.30 p.m Admission: Members 1.00, Non-Members 2.00 NEW MEMBERS WELCOME. More details from Alan Benton, Programme Secretary 01638 715492 (please say that you heard it from 22villages). Perhaps if you attend you would write a short review for the next newsletter?
 
Home for a new Scanner?
Getting images into a computer can be difficult, especially if your team have no access to a scanner. So we are looking for a volunteer village to host a new flatbed colour scanner and then make it available as a resource for all other villages. The way it will work is that if you have a photo/document/drawing you would like to appear in your chapter or website you would contact the host villager and arrange to bring it over. The photo would be scanned, saved on a new floppy disk (to protect from viruses) and then given back to you. This can then be sent to Joe for publishing. The host villager will have the scanner installed for them and full training and support given.
What ALL villages get out of this is a local scanning facility that is conveniently available to you. It is hoped that each village will take on a small additional task such as this, to the benefit of everyone. If you have an idea of what else could be made available in this shared manner please let Joe know.
 
Official Launch List
I will be contacting each village over the next week requesting a list of attendees. If you have this already perhaps you could save my phone bill and email me - thanks!
 
Diary Dates
Wed 18 August 7.30pm Open Meeting, Santon Downham Village Hall - guest speaker Colin Dring "Tithe Maps"
Mon 23  August Official launch of start of 22 villages project.
Tue 7 September 7.30pm Bury Records Office Trip
Sat 18 September 10.30am Oral History Workshop with David Kent at Freckenham Village Hall

Regards
Joe@22villages.org

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