Copthorne Archive October 2016
Copthorne Village History Archive CD (Vol 1) is now on sale again!. It was a sell-out last year, so please contact us if you’d like a copy (email firstname.lastname@example.org or 01342 713807). £5 collected/delivered or £6 including postage and packing.
Were any members of your family married at St John’s Church between 1882 and 1916?
If so, you’ll be able to see their record in the first Register of Marriages on this CD; it’s fascinating to see their signatures and details of the bride and groom’s fathers.
We also have the Baptism Records from 1877 to 1887, plus many photos, maps, plans etc not included in the Copthorne book.
All profits generated by the Copthorne Village Millennium Group go entirely to Copthorne village projects.
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. 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 August and September: Copies of the Copthorne WI annual programme for each year from 1946 through to 2010, the property of the late Mary Bew and the late Ethel Snelling.
Committee members for that year were Miss Kingsbury, Mrs B Ormsby, Mrs M Ormsby, Mrs J Hutchins, Mrs Harber, Mrs Burton, Mrs Ellwood, Miss H Hall, Miss Brooker, Mrs Lisher, Mrs Maynard, Mrs Palmer, Mrs Russell, Mrs Simmonds and Miss Vigar. Are you related to any of these ladies? Are you able to provide their first names? We’d be delighted to learn more about their membership of the Women’s Institute.
In April 1946 Mr and Mrs Burton gave a demonstration of ‘sandal making’ and in May members were instructed in ‘smocking’ by Nurse Pothecary – what a wonderful name, does anyone have any memories of her?