PROJECT 3

RESEARCH


We are very keen to encourage local residents to carry out their own pieces of research, be it about their family, their house, local industry, shop or individual. This year for the first time, we are holding a ‘road show’ on August 27th to encourage local people to bring memorabilia and memories to our event shelter in the ‘Rec’ so that we can capture them for our archives.  Anyone who has lived in Fleetville or who is interested in the district is welcome to come along.  Tea and cakes available!



CURRENT PROJECTS 2016

We would like your stories and photographs!

PROJECT 1

CAMP VIEW ROAD


Four of our members are busy collecting and analysing data about Camp View Road, carrying out interviews, collecting images and examining local records.  They will be presenting their findings on the October 25th meeting at the Community Centre.

PROJECT 2

FREDERICK SANDER GRAVE RESTORATION


Frederick Sander is celebrated internationally as the foremost orchid collector and nurseryman of his time.  His orchid nursery occupied land on Camp Road for approximately 80 years and he is buried in Hatfield Road Cemetery.  It is therefore very distressing to find that his family grave has fallen into disrepair.  With the consent of the family, a small team of Fleetville Diaries members is setting about its restoration.  In the course of this project, which could take some time, we will probably have to do some fundraising …….