SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2009: 10 am – 5 pm
The first-ever Uttlesford History Fair will take place in Saffron Walden on Saturday 28 March 2009, and promises to be an exciting event, and all completely FREE.
The day is being organised by the Recorders of Uttlesford History, a federation of historians and local history societies based in the District of Uttlesford.
The History Fair is being held to promote and encourage interest in the history of the area of north-west Essex and beyond. History Recorders and society members are setting up displays reflecting their own communities, with a strong emphasis on family history and village history.
Display stalls will include galleries of old photographs, scrapbooks and ephemera, books and journals, historical maps, oral history, computer resources, genealogy as well as original archives from both Saffron Walden and the villages. There will also be demonstrations of the much-acclaimed Uttlesford History database and website developed by the Recorders.
Among villages taking part are Chesterfords, Clavering, Debden, Elsenham, Hadstock, Hatfield Regis, Henham, Littlebury, Little Hallingbury, Manuden, Newport, Radwinter, Stansted Mountfichet, Wimbish as well as the town of Thaxted.
Saffron Walden history will be well represented with displays by local societies and the Town Library, a look at the seldom-seen Quaker Archives, and an exhibition of the Saffron Walden Town Archives – the last chance to see them before they are transferred to the ERO at Chelmsford.
In addition there will be a number of demonstrations and workshops by the Essex Record Office, and the chance to see archaeological objects found by local metal detectorists.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the website www.recordinguttlesfordhistory.org.uk