Council sets up history websites
Hertfordshire is setting up community websites to act as an archive of historical memories of the area.
The project is being led by the Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS), supported by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of almost £50k.
Hertfordshire County Council says volunteers are needed to join community archive groups and create their own websites. The aim is that local residents will submit memories and photographs to record and preserve the county’s history.
According to the council, "this is a great opportunity to learn new skills and no previous experience is needed."
Two events are being staged so that people can offer images to be scanned and uploaded. People are also invited to submit their memories to the new community archives website.
For further information contact the 'Making Memories' Project Manager Daphne Knott, at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies on 01992 555117 or email daphne (dot) knott (at) hertscc (dot) gov (dot) uk
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8 May 2009