The cycle of monthly meetings of the group will be starting up again next week. We have a programme of speakers arranged to Christmas with, what I hope is, a variety of topics. Andrew Sefton will be talking about the map maker William Watson, I'll try and set out some of the material I've obtained about Bolton c.1911 through looking at the Land tax valuation, and a local metal detectorist, Tony Laverack, will be talking about material he has found in the locality - and perhaps also about the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
We have also just had an evening practising with the equipment to record oral histories in the 'rural roots' programme. Hopefully it will result in some interesting material - and not too many false starts. I've found this site from the Oral History Society which I'll have a look through before I start!
The pictures on the website have grown a plenty - with copies of all the memorial inscriptions from the graveyard now in place. There's still a fair way to go to add names to faces - and I've got this down as a priority for the coming months.