On Saturday 24th July we had the Cherry Hinton Community Groups Fair which was hosted by The Friends of Cherry Hinton Hall and showcased all different kinds of groups and clubs in the local area. It was a great chance to meet each other and find out what things are going on, in and around Cherry Hinton.
We had a packed afternoon of displays and demos by some of the groups and then The Friends of Cherry Hinton Hall had its new logo unveiled by the Mayor. Local school children to entered a competition to design the logo and we had chosen a winner at our last meeting. There was a lovely bit in the paper about it last week and the Mayor spent some time with me finding out all about CCAN and looking at the Cherry Hinton CCAN :) Special thanks to Sandra Day who did such a fantastic job of pulling the whole event together.
Last Monday, I paid another visit to Netherhall School to take some more photos and retrieve any items of use, before the old Netherhall Lower school is pulled down in the next few weeks. I was accompanied by Jonathan & Nicola Phillips, Sandra Day and Elizabeth Toller-Brown. I managed to takes lots of archive pics and we got some great archive pieces, like the old classroom signs and wing signs :)
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We had a lovely group meeting last week for Cherry Hinton Community Archives and I am pleased to announce that Cherry Hinton Archives will be working in association with History Pin with archived material being uploaded over the next couple of months. This will mean you can benefit from seeing many of our pictures in Google Street View and you'll be able to add comments to our various archive pictures and stories. If you have anything you wish to add to either Cherry Hinton Community Archives or History Pin and would like some help, please visit the websites.
I am also pleased to formally announce our association with the Cambridgeshire Collection, who have been involved with the CCAN project from the start. All of our pictures, stories, audio, video etc. will be shared with the Cambridgeshire Collection as a long term archive availble to the public.
We have been donated some amazing old photos of the village and members of the Cherry Hinton Archives group have been busy getting them scanned in and uploaded to our CCAN site. We have also got a brilliant set of cine films which show various parts of Cambridge and Cherry Hinton in the 1960’s which we are having transferred to DVD. More news on that as we progress.
Here's just a couple of those pictures:
We, like many of the counties CCAN groups, still have lots and lots of photos and stories to upload and continue to build a fantastic community record of life and history in our villages. If you have any memories, stories, pictures, photos and/or ephemera to share the group would love to hear from you. We don’t just want old photos though, all CCAN groups are also a ‘living memory’ and we record current history too. Things like changes to buildings, local events, news and updates on our areas. We also carry out voice recordings and collect oral history.
Most CCAN groups have regular open meetings that you can attend and bring along your contributions. You don’t have to part with your pictures if you don’t want to either as all groups will scan in you items and give them back to you if you wish. To find out more or to get involved visit www.ccan.co.uk
I have just been to our lovely committee meeting for Cherry Hinton Local History Society. We always have a lot to go through but do it with great humour and nice cups of tea and coffee. I am lucky to be on so many committees that are a pleasure to attend. Cherry Hinton Local History Society has nearly been going for 30 years! We found some notes about the start of the group and had a look through them today. We found out that the society actually started on March 21st 1982, so we’ll have to have some celebrations for our 30th year which is 2011. We’ll get all the details we have about the history of the group up onto our Cherry Hinton Archives Group (CCAN) website.
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This is the blog page for my articles, memories and archives relating to the archaeology and local history of Cherry Hinton, a village to the south east of Cambridge UK. The area covered is the old Parish of Cherry Hinton which today includes the Ward of Queen Edith's. Please feel free to browse, you can submit comments or get in touch using the 'Contact Me' button on the main menu above. These are my own thoughts and theories which are always a work in progress as research never ends, it's a place to put my working notes. If you would like to use or reference any of my work, please do get in touch and be sure to reference writing or pictures in the correct way, thanks in advance :) As this section gets more populated with posts, you will be able to use the search bar above or the A-Z menu below to search any items of interest.