Swanmore is relocating its community archive

Swanmore Jubilee exhibition

Swanmore Parish Council is relocating its community archive from various sites to a designated archive space within the parish council office, and provide access to the material by researchers there. HAT awarded £1421 for this project which will provide equipment for the new space, including a metal racking system for the archive boxes, a cabinet to store the many maps and drawings,  a PC and external hard drive to ensure that indexing can be done correctly and files scanned and saved electronically, with a view to eventually making the archives fully accessible online.

The archive includes details of families who have been in the village for centuries, records and photos of various village events and societies, records from Swanmore’s schools and churches and information about the brickmaking industry which started in the village in the mid-19th century.

The image shows a Jubilee exhibition displaying a selection from the archives and objects held in Swanmore

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