September 28th, 2013
The History Group held an Open Day, the most ambitious event in the short History of the Group. On these four pages we describe the build-up to the event, the day itself and the aftermath.
In May, we learned that we had won a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. What had been planned as a small-scale event, depending on the enthusiasm and amateur skills of a small band of volunteers, became a full-blooded, Cecil B DeMille production. We could call on professional designers and printers to create our displays; we could hire period costumes for children to try; we could print as an illustrated booklet our guide to the village’s historic buildings.