I am pleased to announce that we have another new Cambridgeshire Community Archive Group (CCAN). The beautiful village of Elton in the very far north west of Cambs has joined our brilliant community archives network. They have a very good village society and have a wonderful heritage project on the go, with exciting events such as their very own ‘Big Dig’ and the involvement of the whole community and village school is something to be admired. We are really looking forward to seeing the Elton CCAN group additions to the CCAN website.
CCAN is Cambridgeshire’s online community archive, a place to see old pictures, photos, written and recorded memories, pod-casts and video clips along with living history as groups record their activities from today for the history of tomorrow. If you would like to know more or get involved please Contact Me and I will help you.
The family history day held at the Family History Centre on Cherry Hinton Road went really well. There were lots of people who came along to look at the stands and find out more about the centre itself. I put up our lovely big stand all about Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN) and we had a lot of interest and will be introducing some new groups to this brilliant project for Cambridgeshire very soon :) ! People from as far a field as Yorkshire turned up for the family history day and it was great to see some familiar faces and stalls from groups such as the Cambridgeshire Family History Society.
ccan.co.uk is not only a great place for you to share your old pictures and memories but it is also an amazing tool for family historians - our search facility on the website allows you to search both village by village, group by group but also the site as a whole. It's well worth a go!
We are nearly there! I am just finishing the organisation of this great event which will let you know more about Cambridgeshires biggest and best online archives store of old pictures, memories and stories! Look forward to seeing you there!
Cambridgeshire Association for Local History & Cambridgeshire Community Archives Open Days at The Granta Bar, Cambridge.
Come along to our fantastic open event at The Granta Bar in the University Centre which will be show-casing Cambridgeshire Associtaion for Local History and The Cambridgeshire Community Archives!
The doors will be open from 10am -11.30pm on Thursday 20th May and again 10am -2.30pm on Friday 21st May.
Come along and see ...our displays, find out who we are and what we do, we will have some great pictures of old Cambridgeshire on display too - come and see if you recognise anyone or the places!
Why not bring along some old pictures of your own for us to help identify or add to our brilliant archives site.
Find out what we can do for you and how you can get involved :)
It will be great to see you there, let your friends know!
The bar itself will be open between 12noon and 2.30pm and again 6pm - 11.30pm
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