Copthorne Archive Summer 2016
What a busy couple of months we’ve had! 55 local artists aged from 22 months upwards entered the Royal Portrait Competition, which made a wonderful display at the Copthorne Hotel’s royal birthday party on 11th June, with some being displayed at The Hub’s royal birthday event the next day. Independent judging took place earlier in the week, and the winners of each section were: Joy Day (Adult), Natalie Emery (Secondary School), Rachel Barrington (Junior School), Elsie Whyman (Infant School) and Arthur Kernohan (Pre-school) – the only entry in that group! Visitors to the Copthorne Hotel’s bash voted for Brian Bostock (Adult section) as the “People’s Choice”.
The Royal Quiz, kindly supplied by Fern Day, made two outings recently: on 11th June the winner was Janet King, and Marilyn Neary won at the Carnival.
Despite torrential rain we had a successful Carnival and thanks to the generosity of local businesses and punters we raised just over £1300 with the Grand Draw, which will be a real boost to the Copthorne Archive.
Copthorne Village History Archive CD (Vol 1) will be on sale again soon. Due to demand we’ve ordered more copies. Please contact us if you’d like to reserve a copy. £5 collected/delivered or £6 including postage and packing.
Copthorne Archive at the Michaelmas Fayre
Saturday 26th September
Come and see us at The Hub between 2 and 4.30. Do you have anything to share with us? You name it, we’re interested, if it has a connection to Copthorne. Perhaps a local photo, postcard, family tree, interesting document, deeds, etc etc. We can scan your documents on the day and you take them home again with you. Needless to say the Copthorne Book, Parish Map and the Archive CD will also be on sale.
Into the Archive in June and July: David Smart has given us a copy of the “Let’s Party” CD, made to record the celebrations in Copthorne at the turn of the new Millennium by the Copthorne Camcorder Club. Also, copies of filmed interviews with village residents done at that time, and the launch party for the Copthorne book in 1999.
Ray Brown has donated a copy of the Copthorne Residents’ Association News dated Summer 1979. Fears of Gatwick expansion and a proposed second terminal at Gatwick feature, plus more unwanted housing development, and the ever present problem of cars being parked on pavements – nothing changes!