I will be at this event to help gather your memories and add them to the Cambridge Community Archives :)
Wednesday 12 October at the Cambridge Arts Picture House:
1.00 - 2.30
Remembering Our Past Through Home Movies & Archive Film
To mark the Melvyn Bragg BBC Two Reel History season in September on British life in the Twentieth Century, and International Home Movie day, join us for a screening of a family film celebrating the 1977 Queen’s Silver Jubilee in Shepreth, a personal film record of Cambridge University life and home movies showing East Anglians having fun in their leisure time.
Add your own memories, inspired by the films, to the Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network, who will be attending www.ccan.co.uk
A CFC event presented in association with the BBC, British Film Institute, Norwich HEART Digital Heritage Project, The East Anglian Film Archive, The Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge Super Group and Cambridge City Council. Home Movie Day at Cambridge Central Library on Sat 15 Oct www.homemovieday.com
Tickets: £4.60; Senior Citizens: £3.60 (includes tea/coffee with each ticket).
A Cambridgeshire Film Consortium event presented in association with the British Film Institute, The East Anglian Film Archive, The Arts Picturehouse and Cambridge City Council.
visit the website for more info: Cambridgeshire Film Consortium
We had a fantastic CCAN (Cambs Community Archives) AGM this year. Held in the conference room, in Cambridge Central Library, right next to the Cambridgeshire Collection. So many people turned up we were in danger of spilling out in to the main library! It was brilliant to see so many of you there and we all felt very proud to be part of such a great and worthwhile project. Well done to everyone involved in CCAN for making it such a strong and inspiring group. We look forward to welcoming along more groups and people and I can’t wait to see what archives and tales you all add over the next year! Many thanks too for Chris Jakes who gave us an excellent talk on the work and use of the Cambridgeshire Collection, we are very pleased to work in partnership with such a great resource.
I had the great pleasure of giving Cottenham Village Society a talk on the same night that they celebrated their 40th Anniversary! It was a really special occasion and so good to see that societies such as these across the county can go on for so long and still remain active, interesting and be such an important part of their village life. If you would like to find out more about Cottenham Village Society just click here.
Cottenham also has its very own CCAN group and it is going very well, with enthusiastic group members adding archives to the site. Click here to find out more.
I had a lovely time meeting up with one of our Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN) archive groups this week. The Romany Archive is run through the Romany Theatre Group and they are going to be adding some more great stuff - as with all our CCAN groups and people who want to get involved with CCAN - Cambridgeshire largest community run archives website- we give free training, advice and care - from audio training, how to do oral history, publishing archives and written work, looking after old photos etc. etc.
As of 2011 we will continue to come and visit groups and people interested, for free, but we will also be running regular free workshops where you can come along with your memories, interest and old photos and find out more - Look out for news, dates and locations coming soon!!!
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 feel free to get in touch with us or use the 'contact me' page of this website :)
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.
On Thursday 3rd June I attended the official launch of the amazing new HISTORY PIN project. The launch was held at The Royal Institute of Great Britain (where the Christmas lectures take place). I was joined there by my colleague Andrew Westwood-Bate from the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History - who are taking a lead in promoting and supporting this project in Cambridgeshire.
It was a fantastic day and a superb launch, we met with lots of other people involved with the History Pin project, we learnt a lot more about the plans for the project in the future as it grows and becomes world wide. The building we were in was a wonderful location and we all enjoyed the event. There is a lot to report and a lot to take in to account with this new project. It will have a bearing on all community archives, and other smaller website based archives. The plans for the extras to come are amazing too.
Have a look at the (now public) History Pin website:
They've just added a great video introduction on the site, so why not take a look :)
Get yourself involved and start adding you stories and pictures (it's really easy to use) And don't forget, if you need a hand with using the site, collecting memories/old pics/scanning/making video or audio files etc. please do get in touch either with me or Cambridgeshire Association for Local History and we will help you :)
I'll be back with more information and news on this fanatstic new project soon x
Landscape Archaeologist, Local Historian & Mobile Makeup Artist