The History Group’s Exhibition at Emsworth Museum (above the Fire Station) will close on Sunday September 5th. The Exhibition can be seen on Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm and on Sunday 2.30pm – 4.30pm. Thus the weekend is a last opportunity for viewing if you have not managed it so far.
Some 15 months later – the repeat of our Parish Hall History Exhibition is to take place at Emsworth Museum (above the Fire Station). Some new photos and material will be on display, in addition to the material that was well received in 2020.
The Exhibition can be seen from July 17th until 5th September on Saturdays and the August Bank Holiday Monday 10.30am – 4.30pm and on Sundays 2.30pm – 4.30pm.
Thus plenty of opportunity for a first viewing if you missed it or a leisurely second look.
Local History Group Publications are now fully available at the Village Stores, including both of the CD products.
We are also delighted that Nigel Peake has kindly agreed to restart the mail order service.
Full details on the Group’s Publications Page.
The Group’s part of the Village website has been fully updated.
Many great photos have been added with the “Past Photos Gallery” now holding more than 150.
There remain gaps and many opportunities to add information or comment.
The Local History Group is pleased to announce a new product – a CD (to be) of scans of it’s out-of-print booklets. Full details on the Group’s Publications webpage.
Two could be said to be serious reference works – “The Poor of the Parish” and “The Westbourne Union”.
“Westbourne Then and Now” is essentially a book of photos contrasting Westbourne’s appearance between 1900 and 1990.
The last is the first booklet produced by the Group, “Trades People” and has been reprinted with additions. It is included for it’s novelty value and because some of the illustrations have changed.
Currently only available at a bargain price by Internet File transfer.
The Local History Group reports with sadness the loss of two of it’s senior members, Tom Edwards and Peter Barge.
More detail on the News page of the Group’s section of the Village website.
EMSWORTH MUSEUM – LOCAL HISTORY DAY REPEAT
The repeat of the Local History Day was, of course, cancelled.
The Museum has asked the Local History Group to retain the material in case a space falls open when it re-opens and this has been done.
The History Day went well.
We had lots of visitors, lots of interest and some nice compliments, which made all the hard work worthwhile.
The news is that we have committed to do the show again at Emsworth Museum. This will be for a much longer period thus Group members may not always be available but Query Forms and Museum Stewards will be. The scale may be slightly reduced due to space constraints, but will include as much as we can possibly squeeze in.
The dates are April 4 to 23, at weekends, Easter Monday and St. Georges Day.
Any further details will appear here and on the Emsworth Museum Website as available.
WESTBOURNE LOCAL HISTORY DAY
THE PARISH HALL, WESTBOURNE, PO10 8UL
SATURDAY 18 JANUARY 2020, 11.00 – 16.00.
The Westbourne Local History Group presents a working exhibition of its interests in uncovering and recording the history of Westbourne, featuring
“Old Maps, New Names – The route to Emsworth and Westbourne via Cinsworth and Eastbourne”.
“The Lost Shops and Businesses of Westbourne”.
“The Watermills of Westbourne”.
Help chronicle the Watermills that existed in Westbourne, and help record the existence and demise of other businesses of Westbourne through old photographs and other media. Bring anything that you wish to be identified, and contribute your knowledge about the extensive collections on view.
Free Entry. Publication Sales. Light Refreshments. Free (limited) Parking
The Local History Group has just completed a major upgrade of the PHOTOS section and there are many new photos to view, comment on and add information about.
Please have a look.
There are gaps and weaknesses in the collection.
Please let us copy any old photos that you have so we can improve the collection further.
Roger Wilding WLHG