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.
CALH (Cambridgeshire Association for Local History)
Spring Conference 2011:
EDUCATING THE PEOPLE
‘A NATIONAL EVIL REQUIRES A NATIONAL REMEDY'
How inspired individuals and groups brought us
from mass illiteracy to universal education
In Association with Sawston Village History Society www.sawstonhistory.org.uk
The CALH Spring Conference this year combines three major celebrations and anniversaries, it is the 60th Anniversary of the foundation of the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History (Cambridgeshire Local History Council), it is the Bicentenary of foundation of the National Schools (National Society for the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church) in 1811 and last year the 80th Anniversary of the founding of Sawston Village College by Henry Morris, the Cambridgeshire county education secretary, takes place:
in the Henry Morris Hall
at Sawston Village College
on Saturday 9th April 2011
10am to 4pm
The Conference Secretary is:
For further information in the first instance
please contact Andrew at:
email@example.com : 01223 892430 or 0787 5469538
The day will begin with registration between 09.30 and 10.00, morning coffee will be served on arrival.
We have four expert speakers and two chairmen to host the proceedings for you, and the days programme will be as follows:
The Morning Session will be hosted by our Secretary Andrew Westwood-Bate: (Andrew wanted to host the morning session as he carried out a Royal Navy Artificer Apprenticeship in the 1970s)
Our first speaker is Honor Ridout - (the CALH Chairman) and she will be talking on:
LEARNING BY DOING
Apprentices, Rich and Poor
Our second speaker is Terry Ransome - ( of The British Schools Trust, Hitchin) he will be telling us about:
BRITISH SCHOOLS AND THE LANCASTRIAN SYSTEM
The morning session will close with a Q and A session.
Before lunch we have a real special treat, as stated before in 2010 the students of Sawston Village College carried out a research project on Henry Morris and they will be:
REMEMBERING HENRY MORRIS
After break for Lunch, when delegates can either bring their own Lunch or enjoy a Pre-booked lunch.
We start the afternoon session with host Tony Kirby:
The afternoon will start off with our third speaker Dr Peter Warner - ( Homerton College, Senior Tutor and Director of Studies in History) he will be telling us about:
DISSENTING ACADEMY TO TEACHER EDUCATION
The Development of Homerton College
The last talk of the day is Adrian Barlow - ( Director of Public and Professional Programmes, University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education), Adrian retires this summer and this is one of your last chances to listen to this excellent lecturer, who will tell us all about
Extension Lectures and the
origins of Extramural Studies
The afternoon session will close with another Q and A session.
We will finish the day with afternoon tea, biscuits, and as tradition now dictates home made cake.
The day cost just £10.00 for CALH and Sawston Village History Society members, other Affiliated Society and Associated members pay just £12.50 and £15.00 for non-members, a preordered lunch is available for just £6.00.
There will be a selection of display stands showing the history of education in various Cambridgeshire villages, please let Honor Ridout know if you would like to add your village to this. Please click here for information on how you carry this out
We will have our own CALH bookstall, and will also hold a raffle
If you are having problems with transport, please let us know:
Bus: For more info click here
The Stagecoach Citi 7 Bus leaves Emmanuel Street at 0842 and gets to Sawston at 0915. There is a Bus returning to Cambridge at 1638 arriving at Drummer Street at 1740. The buses are very frequent approximately every 10 minutes.
For full details of the programme and how to book, you can download a booking form by clicking here
Membership Forms are available by click on the appropriate form at the following web page:
For any other information or help, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01223 892430 or 0787 5469538.
Have you researched issues of education
in your village or community?
Would you like to carry out some
research before April 2011?
We would like to include your work in the exhibition display which will accompany the presentations at the Educating the People Conference.
Any relevant topic will be welcome. It could be about your village school, but it could also be about other aspects of education, whether for children or adults. Has your village a nineteenth century village Reading Room? Have you a history of WEA or other adult education? Were there any initiatives to promote vocational training – anything from straw plaiting to metal work? Have you records of young people being indentured apprentices? Are there personal records of individuals who won an education against the odds?
(If you would like to do some new research, check out the Victoria County History entry for your community, to see what has been done and what you might do. The staff at the County Record Office and the Cambridgeshire Collection will then be pleased to help you.)
If you have work already carried out, or if you would like to carry out such a project this spring and display the results, do let us know. We would like to plan for your display, so please complete and send us the details on the form.
Please return these details to (or for further information contact) The Conference Co-ordinator - Honor Ridout: email email@example.com phone 01223 870940
2 Trinity Close, Haslingfield, Cambridge CB23 1LS
‘School Day Reminiscences’
click here for details of the above
When I started school in 19__..................................
The school was built…………………………………..
There were….pupils in the class.
The first thing I remembered learning was………………
Teachers, lessons, food, discipline, testing, outings……What do you remember of your school days? Or did you learn at home? Either way, it was probably different from today’s schooling.
Add your experience to our Educating People conference by writing your memories (add pictures if you like).
No prizes, but your own contribution
to the history of our times.
Please send or email to Honor Ridout:
2 Trinity Close, Haslingfield, Cambridge CB23 1LS
email firstname.lastname@example.org phone 01223 870940
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'm really pleased to tell you that I am now Vice Chair of Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN) overall managment committee :). For those of you that don't know about or haven't had a look at CCAN yet please do visit our fantastic site www.ccan.co.uk At our meeting we had a look at how many images alone had been uploaded to the site since we started about 3 years ago and we have an amazing amount! Well over 23000 images alone and that's not even counting our text, stories, articles and hotspots!!! All donated and shared by you! :)
CCAN is a fantastic resource for schools, researchers, family historians, local communities and people just like you to be able to share and get involved with the history of Cambridgeshire. If you would like to know more about how to get involved and start a group for your area, village or club or if you'd like to become a contributor and recieve free training and help on being part of this great network then please Contact Me and I will help you get started.
We have some really exciting plans for the future of CCAN and some great linked projects coming up. So watcch this space for developments! ;)
I'm now 2 weeks in to teaching my course on Landscape & Local History for the WEA at Guilden Morden. We have a nice big class and everyone is very friendly and keen. Guilden Morden is a lovely village and I am enjoying the excuse to drive out to that side of Cambridgeshire each week as there are some lovely villages to see. We all had some good fun exploring different kinds of maps last week and this Tuesday we'll be looking at how Archaeology can help with Landscape & Local History research, we'll look at aerial photographs and lumps and bumps on the ground and I'll be taking along some archaeological finds to handle :)
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!
Landscape Archaeologist, Local Historian & Mobile Makeup Artist