History display at Clavering

PUBLISHED: 09:43 16 January 2009 | UPDATED: 21:40 31 May 2010

SO many people enjoyed the history exhibition at Clavering last spring that another one is being organised for later this month. This will include some new acquisitions to the local collection such as school records, old photographs, congregational regist

SO many people enjoyed the history exhibition at Clavering last spring that another one is being organised for later this month.

This will include some new acquisitions to the local collection such as school records, old photographs, congregational registers and other items.

Clavering local history recorder, Jacqueline Cooper, said: "The last exhibition was visited by hundreds of people, many of whom came back twice.

"Local people were overwhelmed by what a rich history Clavering has, and as a result of the exhibition many new items were donated, so this is a chance to see them."

Those who enjoy doing their own research can have access to the transcripts of census, wills, parish registers and family reconstitutions which trace all the old families of the village.

The most popular items from the previous exhibition, the old photographs of people and places, and the oral history memories, will again be on show, as will a 60-panel chronology of Clavering history through the ages.

The history day takes place at the Clavering Christian Centre in Stortford Road, Clavering from 10am to 5pm on Saturday January 31.

The event will also enable a financial contribution to be made by Clavering to Stop Stansted Expansion, following a unanimous vote at a public meeting in the village last year against the second runway scheme at Stansted Airport. There is a minimum donation of £1 to see the records, and tea and cakes will be on sale all day. All profits will be sent to SSE.

For further details ring 01799 550462 or visit the village website at www.claveringonline.org.uk

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