Projects Update 2018
Councillors’ Community Grant
Shalford Local History Association (SLHA) applied for a Councillors’ Community Grant towards the end of 2017 and were delighted to receive notification in November that the application had been successful.
The purpose of the grant is to provide the funds for electronic equipment for cataloging the artifacts, photographs, books and documents already in the archives, and any future artefacts donated to the Association by residents, relations and friends of the parish of Shalford, to bring the Association into the 21st Century.
With existing funds together with the Grant, the Association has purchased a laptop, and appropriate software, digital camera, scanner, printer, HDMI projector and screen plus an external hard drive, to create a database inventory detailing the items held in store.
The database will include photographs of the artifacts and scanned PDF digital documents and photographs in the form of an itemized listing providing information obtained, including by when and whom the items were donated to the Association. A catalogue of the archive will allow researchers to access, plan and feed information about the items and proposed events back to the Association, thus extending communal knowledge of local history
It is anticipated that this project will be completed by the early months of 2018.
History Exhibition Day
SLHA is planning another History Exhibition Day in Shalford Village Hall on Saturday 30th June 2018.
May Holmes Langford Trophy
SLHA is supporting Shalford School children to enter this local competition. The project title for this year is “Shalford School 100 years ago, compared to school life at Shalford School today”. It is anticipated that the project will start at the beginning of the summer term, with awards at the end of term assembly in July.