About the Village Archive Group

Village Archive Group

Aims of the Village Archive Group:

In forming the Village Archive Group our aim was to record the memories of the village people in sound, vision and print for future generations, and to preserve vital oral history and accounts of village life in the twentieth and twenty first century.

The original idea came from Joy Isaac and Margaret Winn who both feel strongly that it is very important to record this type of social history, also the Lincolnshire accent and use of dialect, as it is ever changing. A committee was formed and other volunteers joined the group to help with the interviewing, recording and planning events. We have been well supported by local people who have donated or lent us old photographs and material to scan and archive, and shared their stories.

Firstly, we recorded life styles and accounts of the village during the 1900’s, also wartime memories and experiences. Secondly we recorded a snapshot of village life today. This snapshot of the present will not only be of interest now, but a useful resource to another generation – possibly for use as an educational tool in schools and as a record of social history of the present day.

Margaret has been successful in applying for funding from Lincolnshire Community Champions at www.dfes.gov.uk/communitychampions/ also the Local Heritage Initiative, now under the control of Heritage Lottery Funding at www.hlf.org.uk/English/InYourArea/EastMidlands/ This funding will ensure that our project can become a reality. As well as hosting this website we are producing the project as a book with DVD.