GMS News 89 April 2016

Last Month’s Meeting




Sixty nine people were at the last meeting of the Great Mongeham Society, a higher attendance than ever before. The attraction was a display of part of the Society’s archives.

This deed of 1812 transferred land to Joseph Noakes.




Jim_setting_upSetting up the display


Documents, maps and photographs were distributed over ten display tables arranged around the periphery of the Village Hall. The material included a document from 760 AD, old OS maps from the 19th Century, several postcards from the 1850s onwards and a large collection of photographs taken this century. There were aerial photographs and house deeds and much more beside


signing_inMembers sign in at the startof the meeting

before_the_meetingVisitors look at the display while waiting for the meeting to start







To start proceedings Jim Rees gave a short slide presentation to give a small insight into how the archives could be used to develop a history of the village.









Setting_upSetting up the projector







The audience then spread around the hall to examine the articles on display. The material kept everyone engrossed for an hour as they moved from table to table.








April Meeting



At our next meeting in the Village Hall on Thursday, 21st April at 7.30, Colin Cross, who is a violin maker (or lutier) with a nationwide reputation, will present a talk on his craft. He specialises in violins and violas with a tonal quality ‘as rich and individual as their texture and finish’. Colin also has an international reputation for sensitive and sympathetic restoration and repair work.

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