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Volunteer for the Bedfordshire Community Archives Project

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Bedfordshire Community Archives Project is looking for history enthusiasts who’d like to volunteer their time for an exciting project researching the history of our county.

 

The Community Archive is an online resource providing introductions to the history of local towns and villages. The thousands of pages added since the project launched nine years ago include descriptions of the local archaeology and landscape; as well as short histories of churches, pubs, schools and buildings. There is still a long way to go before every community in Bedfordshire is represented online, and you can help.

 

Volunteers are invited to use their time and skills to support the Bedfordshire Community Archives Project in documenting the history of Bedfordshire by researching and writing one or more webpages for the project. In return for your time you get the chance to learn archival research skills with professional support and guidance; as well as access to a range of primary and secondary sources.

 

No previous experience is necessary. Full training and support will be provided; and volunteers are welcome to participate on their own or in a group. You can contribute as much or as little as you’d like; write one page or write fifty, it’s up to you!

 

If you are interested in helping please some along to a meeting at Bedfordshire Archives (Riverside Building, Borough Hall) on Thursday 22nd September at either 10am or 2pm to find out more. For more information or to confirm your place please call 01234 228 833 or email archive@bedford.gov.uk

 

To learn more about the Bedfordshire Archives visit their webpage here.

 

 

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