Bury Records Office Trip II - Tue 7 Sept, 7.30pm


The last visit was a great success and now, armed with your village project pack, this one would make an ideal starting point for villages wanting some initial help and guidance. Two members of staff will be on hand to answer your team's questions and point you in the right direction. There is a maximum of 25 places and so please let Joe know who will be coming from your village. Whatever you do DON'T MISS OUT!
Tuddenham Mill (c1890) Moyses MuseumWindmills, Watermills, All Mills!
Peter Dolman of the Suffolk Mills Group has offered to be a resource for villages wishing to know more about local mills history. They have lots of historical material on the county's Mills. He would also like to hear from any village which has mills information. So write to Peter at The Windmill, Upthorpe Road, Stanton, Bury St. Edmunds IP31 2AW. This information will also be posted in our new Resources section on the news pages at www.22villages.org

Eclipse Excitement
We have started to gather stories about the recent eclipse and these will be published soon on the website. Our first contribution was from... Port Huron, near the U.S.A border with Canada, 3,500 miles away! That's where Susan Cook, from Red Lodge, was on Wed 11th August. Sarah Brownie from Cavenham also has an interesting story to tell, BUT we do need more so please send your village's recollections to Joe ASAP
Project Pack Official Launch - 23rd August
This was attended by over 50 people representing 21 of the 22 villages. The take-up on the packs has been 100%. Local media were present resulting in six pieces in the newspapers (including photographs) and a radio interview. The next issue of the Forest Heath News leads with the project and has a double page spread devoted to it.
The new project display boards were also shown for the first time; produced using unique print techniques they are the first of their type in the country. The benefit of this for the villages is a ready made display that can also accept additional posters with Velcro attachments. These 22villages boards are a free resource that can be booked by your village for its next function, raising awareness and (hopefully) attracting new team members. Contact Forest Heath Leisure Services on (01638) 719217 for more details.
Diary Dates
Tue 7 September 7.30pm Bury Records Office Trip
Sat 18 September 10.30am Oral History Workshop with David Kent at Freckenham Village Hall


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