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Farnhill and Kildwick history day a big success
8:00am Monday 14th October 2013 in News
Visitors to the Institute on Saturday enjoyed slide shows and displays of old photographs and information collected by the group.
Many people also brought along items in response to the group’s appeal to create a village archive.
Organiser Graham Taylor said: “The group is delighted with the number of people who came along and we would like to thank everyone who brought things for us to copy or photograph for the village archive.
“We plan to display them on our website and use them in future exhibitions. We’ve also been able to put names to lots of people on photographs that we didn’t know before.”
Hundreds of items were brought along including old deeds, newspapers and funeral cards.
Amongst the more unusual were two bars of chocolate over 70 years old which had been presented to local children for the coronation of King George VI in 1937.
Villagers and former residents, some from many miles away, were able to catch up over a cup of tea and reminisce over old photographs about days gone by.
The next local history group meeting will take place in the institute on Monday, October, 21 at 7pm and new members are welcome.
Full details can be found by visiting farnhill.co.uk or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.