Edwinstowe Historical Society has been awarded a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to enable us to establish a Community Archive Centre in Edwinstowe House.
The grant of £10,000 will help us make full use of the room, kindly given to us by David Woodhead, the Chief Executive of Nuture Enterprises Ltd.
In a planned project over the next 18 months, the group intend to train members in the use of digital technology to enable us to catalogue, archive and make more readily available the wealth of material that we hold, to a wider audience.
The creation of a Community Heritage website will enable schools, groups and individuals to access our extensive collection of resources ensuring the local past of our village is not lost.
Our Chairman, Di Roker, commented,” I am absolutely delighted that we have managed to secure this lottery grant and am extremely grateful to Shirley Moore and her team who have worked so hard on the project. We have been aware for some years that our methods of storage and conservation were becoming increasingly outdated, but lack of funds prevented us from addressing the issue. When David Woodhead kindly offered us a room in Edwinstowe House, it felt like the beginning of a new era, and now the Lottery grant will enable us to update all aspects of the work we do, and to give the public greater access to our archives through a newly designed website. Here’s to the future!