The group has been granted funding by the The Heritage Lottery Fund H L F. We are using the funding to produce a book about the village that would span early days to the present. We are also storing on CD/DVD pictures, copies of documents, census & parish register indexes, trade directory entries and villagers memories that will be available to everyone.
How are progressing? The group is working on certain areas including local industry, the railway, history of some builidngs, the pub,
the children's home. We are working individually but then come together to discuss material gathered. We have group visits, we have been to Torrington Musem to see some the material that they hold on Petrockstowe and we have visited the Clinton Estates
archive which holds documents relating to the parish.
The village pub at one time was used as a Children's Home, most of the children seemed to have come from London. In a note book dated September 1892 these entries were recorded for some of the residents. The home was run by Lady Clinton and Lady Alice Nelson.
Moving on! We have been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the group has held several events now, see our Past Events page, work is completed on our Village Alphabet Leaflet thanks to all the entries in the Village Alphabet competition. This leaflet has now been published. Our main "Past and Present" Photograph Exhibition was held in September 2005 with many supporting displays, see our Forthcoming Events page for future events. We are continuing to gather material towards our book and digital archive on the village, any offers of photographs etc. on village people or places would be gratefully received and of course returned to you after copying, please Email us if you are able to loan us any photographs
We have now completed the Petrockstowe 'Village Alphabet' leaflet. This has been produced by members of the Petrockstowe Local History Group. Local photos, old photos, artwork taken from competition entries from both adults and children have been use to create this 'Village Alphabet' divided into 'Petrockstowe Today' and 'Petrockstowe Yesterday' on either side. These leaflets will be available from February 2007, please email if you would like some
We have now completed the Petrockstowe book 'Petrockstowe Past & Present' and we have now completed our 'Past & Present' project. We have all learned something new, from book writting to taking oral histories.
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