November 1999 Who is doing what??
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This is a snapshot of some of the 22village communities current and future ideas and contributions to this year long project. If YOU know of other aspects not mentioned, please let us know whatson@22villages.org . Also a reminder that by sending in your 'headings' sheet at the front of your 22villages pack, we will send you 50 towards project expenses. Thank you to all who helped us compile this round up and we look forward to seeing you at the Bury Record Office visit Tue 23 Nov, 7.30 and the Oral History Workshop 30 Nov 7.00pm FHDC offices.

Barton Mills have a second group meeting planned for 15 Nov. Already some older members of the community are getting involved and are planning to share their village stories by means of the Oral history side of the project. Another team member has already started gathering photographs of "Barton Mills - The Old and The New" find out more...

Beck Row have traced the history back to Edward the Confessor and the links with the Abbots of Bury St Edmunds, their web site timeline should be published soon. find out more...

Brandon Mark and his team are planning to use the excellent work already done on the flint industry and the old fur trade as the basis of part of their 22village contribution, some of which has never been published. find out more...

Cavenham has a team of 6 working on selected sections of Sandie's pack. We have completed the directiories and occupational surveys,
status and wealth, census and tithe map sections converting this information into digestable graphs and text. This has given us an underlying picture of Cavenham over the centuries on which we will now build. find out more...

Dalham .. ansaphone find out more...

Elveden an inaugural team meeting was held on Wed 9 Nov with 12 villagers attending. Interest in the project continues to grow and project ideas include taking pictures of people by their houses with articles on their links with the village and the estate. The village has links with the 'Talking Books for the Blind and plans to develop the Oral history side of the project. find out more...

Eriswell Alan is already researching the church history, Pearl is working of the village school, other areas include a diary of the year and looking at the growth of the airbase and its connection with the community. Also in the pipeline is a churchyard survey and 'things that have changed in the street' find out more...

Exning Richard is looking into the history of the school and also village sport through the ages (Exning is well known for its cricket team and also had a football team that had a bulging trophy cabinet!) Work will also take place on the 2 windmills and a look on it links with horse racing. find out more...

Freckenham has a lot or heritage activity currently underway including 'the voices of Freckenham' find out more...

Gazeley a history of the village has already been prepared and will form the basis of their 22villages contribution. Coordinator John Walsh (gazeley@22villages.org) is looking for more team members so if anyone can help let him or Joe know. find out more...

Herringswell are working on the old buildings, history and photos, current stories and hedgerow and gravestone studies. find out more...

Higham to follow

Holywell Row Still gathering its team... find out more...

Icklingham had its first team meeting in October, one team member is doing a survey of vicars and another is working on a 'Recollection of village trades - past and present'. Senior members of the village have also offered their first hand reminiscences of village life including the days when milk was collected directly from the farm and handed out by means of a ladle! find out more...

Kentford are currently working on a timeline for their website and also a collection of photographs including one of Lilly Langtree's boots, King Edward's mistress used to live in the village. find out more...

Lakenheath Highlights include 'Lakenheath through the eyes of the Bury & Norwich Post 1782-1822' which has already highlighted a large number of farm sales and gruesome details of the famous 'Undley Murder'. find out more...

Mildenhall the Mildenhall Museum is coordinating the 22villages contribution and have already had several meetings find out more...

 Moulton are currently researching the parish registers, a school project using the attendance lists and punishment book. Also 'changes in the landscape', oral history and the village past and present through photographs. find out more...

Newmarket plan to use their current schools project as the starting point for their 22villages contribution, this will be all encompassing from railways to churches - the whole history of the town. find out more...

Red Lodge Oral histories planned, the history of the avenue of Elms, The Turnpike, A history of the Red Lodge pub from 1680 and a village diary has already been started. find out more...

Santon Downham have already published a timeline and a front-page for their website. Also the oral history of the village is already being gathered using one of the 22villages minidisk recorders. find out more...

Tuddenham our pilot project village has already published a fair amount on its website and has just completed a NEW section on its Mills. This is well worth a visit as it is a great example of how to write and reference a piece of local history - well done Esme! find out more...

Wangford to follow find out more...

West Row One member of the team is researching the architectural history of the village, while another is contributing the history of the village school. The Mildenhall treasure will also feature in the Wangford project. The team has its next meeting at the end of November. find out more...

Worlington the project pack has now been circulated amongst the team and an article has appeared in the Parish Pump magazine. Areas of activity include industrial history, the Maltings and the connection with the river as a trading link in past times. find out more...

Regards
Joe@22villages.org
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