History day raises money for protest funds

PUBLISHED: 08:59 21 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:41 31 May 2010

THE recent Clavering History Day proved to be a great success, attracting about 200 people to displays of local history and raising £300 for the Stop Stansted Expansion fund. Held at the Christian Centre, displays included a chronological guide to the vil

THE recent Clavering History Day proved to be a great success, attracting about 200 people to displays of local history and raising £300 for the Stop Stansted Expansion fund.

Held at the Christian Centre, displays included a chronological guide to the village's history, a gallery of old photographs and numerous copies of archives.

There was particular interest in the opportunity to study transcripts of parish registers, which go back to 1558, and many family historians stayed all day in order to pursue their genealogical interests.

Other visitors included a number of former teachers and ex-pupils of Clavering School, who came to see new additions to the local collection relating to the schools' history.

Villagers also found much to interest them in the old photographs, pre-war memories and other exhibits.

The next chance to see some of the village archives will be at the free Uttlesford History Fair at Saffron Walden Town Hall on March 28, when Clavering and many other villages, as well as Saffron Walden organisations, will be presenting a whole day devoted to celebrating the history of the district.

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