The archives presently contain over 1100 items.
They are available to all members of the society and include photographs, postcards, books, cuttings, flags, letters, film, audio recordings, stone pipes, musical instruments, industrial items to name just a few.
An extensive catalogue is maintained as a spreadsheet to allow for easy access.
A number of improvements to the catalogue are envisaged for the near future.
From the Archives:
We have received a collection of the Guiting Gazette published in the village from 1977 till early 1986.
It makes for fascinating reading as it chronicles the day to day life of the village and provides an insight into the thoughts and whims of Raymond Cochrane who is pivotal to the history of Guiting Power.
More than half of the missing editions have been found, many thanks. We are still missing 6 and would love to complete the collection.
If you can help by allowing us to scan or preserve them please contact Peter firstname.lastname@example.org
|The Missing Editions|
1977 - 7 (JUL)
1983 - 84 (DEC)
1979 - 34 (OCT)
1985 - 103 105 (AUG & OCT)
The gazettes are available below as PDF files.
The Guiting Power Bakery dressed for the Father Brown TV series
The Avenue Dispute
In the late 1960's a dispute raged over a locked gate in Guiting Power.
A collection of Newspaper cuttings from the archive is available for download.