ARCHIVES OPEN FOR MEMBERS TO BROWSE
The Historical Society Archives will be open and available for members to browse and also to borrow documents on the following Tuesdays from 1pm to 4pm: 18th February, 17th March, 14th April and 19th May.
Please access the Archive Room via the external door marked “Parish Office” at the rear of the Glebe Hall. Angela our Archivist will be pleased to show you our documents, maps, photos and books and will source information on any topic that interests you.
The original aims of the Society – to collect, preserve and study local documents – remain of paramount importance and members are encouraged to undertake personal research on local topics. The Archivist and other Society officers are always ready to suggest topics that need study and will assist newcomers in their research work.
Additions to the archives are always welcome, and if you possess original documents or photographs of interest that you do not wish to part with just yet, we will arrange for them to be copied and added to our collection. Remember that today’s activities become tomorrow’s history, and it is important to document in photographs, videos, DVDs, maps and text our rapidly changing environment.
BOOKS 148 various titles
BOX FILES 60 boxes containing approximately 2000 items
BVHS Collections – BVHS 1 A Magazine of Memories WW2 Allington, Boscombe, Cholderton, Newton Tony. BVHS 2 Benson’s Folly by Frank Blewett. BVHS 3 Idmiston Church …… All Saint’s. BVHS 4 Transcription of 1671 survey of Winterbourne Earls. BVHS 5 A History of The Winterbournes by C H Bray. BVHS 6 A stroll to the Black Horse Hurdcott Compiled by Michael Harvey. BVHS 7 Thomas Becket “the Green Path and Spring” in the Winterbournes. BVHS 8 St Edwards Medieval Wall Paintings
BVHS Meetings, Speakers, Guided visits and AGM List 490 listings
BVHS PUBLICATIONS IN STOCK Some Famous Folk of the Bourne Valley, A Walk around the Winterbournes, A Popular History of Winterbourne Gunner, In Remembrance parts 1,2 & 3, Major Incidents in BV during WW2
CARD INDEX LIST BVHS 2017 ……95 items
CD COLLECTION ……36 items various topics
DIGITALISED MAPS ……110 items covering all the villages
DVDs Produced by John Farthing & Janet Humphreys held by BVHS …….60 items
GRACE STAFF’S book of cuttings from the journal & western gazette newspapers
PHOTOGRAPHS on computerapproximately 2 items. Each Village has its own photograph album totalling a further 1470 pictures
PARISH MAGAZINES AND NEWSLETTER 354 ITEMS Parish News 2000–2003, In Touch 2002, Idmiston Parish Newsletter 1977-2017,Church of England News 2006-2008, Bourne Valley Magazine 2007-2017, Anglican Church News 2004-2011, Winterbournes Village 1984-2017, SP4 Magazine 2010-2013
RECORD BOOKS 1 – 13 handwritten books from the beginning of the society
REGISTERS OF Births, Marriages & Deaths for Winterbourne Gunner, Earls & Dauntsey 22 books
REGISTER OF Marriages in Boscombe1695-1905 on computer193 entries
SOUTH WILTSHIRE CORONER’S INQUESTS 1868-1920 33 named cases
THE THREE WINTERBOURNES 70 booklets 1948-1965
THE HISTORY OF WINTERBOURNE 6 booklets mainly by C H Bray Last book by J S Judd
WILTSHIRE ARCHAEOLOGICAL & NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY MAGAZINES (WANHS) Vol 1–112
WILTSHIRE RECORD SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS 1 – 72 1939–2019