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SHS Newsletter 3

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Dear Member,

Happy new year to you all. Having said that, not too many members were able to attend the January meeting, just 5 plus one prospective new member, Mike Haslam who made the trip from St Albans. He is a descendant of the Feasey & Harding families of old Sherington & he contacted us by E-mail after viewing our web-site. We have had a couple of other E-mail enquiries about family groups. Maybe we should think about expanding our Sherington family data to include transcriptions of births & marriages along similar lines to our MIs, burials & censuses

We now have posters ready for March 16th, 2 types, one for out of the village emphasising the Bucks FHS. attendance & one for the village advertising the millennium project & the not yet completed village tapestry etc. It was suggested that villagers might like to sponsor this to the tune of 10p per stitch.

Mark has printed out the whole of the SHS web-site, a very impressive tome. This will give those members & villagers who do not have not access to a computer & on line, a chance to study the web-site in detail & at their leisure.

We have been asked to place our SHS details on another Bucks web-site catering for small local historical & archaelogical societies. This is being run solely by a Bucks Local History network & is free to us.

MK Heritage Gateway Project four of our members appear to be interested in various aspects of this, Norman, Mark, Sheila & Kay, for more information on scanning & archiving on computers.

Sheila has informed us that the final total of tickets sold for the Community Car Raffle, a VW Beetle, was 256. This means that we raised a massive £128 for the society. Our grateful thanks to those who helped.

As you are all aware that we changed the end of the fiscal year to the 31 Dec (from March). Mark reported that during this time our income had been £1,700 & that we had spent £700, most of this on the Millennium Project. We had recieved £600 plus £280 from John Cook & the millenium committee & spent £370 of this on the project photos & archives. (Which still is not finished).

The re-formed ‘Clutch Club’ had its first meeting on Wednesday 16 Jan. & Norman was invited to attend, this will enable both organisations to keep each other informed of their respective progress. The intention of the Clutch Club is to form a school web-site, with emphasis on the schools various projects, starting with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee year scrapbook & activities. Meetings have been booked for the second Wednesday in each month. The SHS has also access to the computer, printer, scanner & tape recorder that was used for the origional Clutch project & then bequeathed to the group after the closure of the Clutch project. The school log books are in the process of being transcribed & we hope to be able to obtain copies for our files.

A synopsis of data obtained.

Stop Press, Hot off the press, Helen Vale gave birth to Douglas Stephen at 4.03 am on 14th. January 2002, he weighed in at 7lb 14ozs. complete with pump & bells.CONGRATULATIONS FROM ALL OF US IN SHS. Our newest member ??

The next meeting of SHS will be on the 12th. February 2002, at 8pm in the Village Hall.


Remember this is your newsletter, not just for me to air my views, if you have anything to say or suggest, it would be nice to include it in this document.


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