Copthorne Archive Spring 2018
Into the Archive
Thanks are due to Pam Norman again, for more contributions to the Archive. In the Dec/Jan edition of this Magazine we mentioned Deeds relating to the house known as ‘Southbank’ on Copthorne Bank (opposite Kwikmart) which was owned by her greatgrandmother Amelia Potter. Now Pam has shared a lovely photo of her great-grandparents Frederick and Amelia Potter outside their home ‘Southbank’, with their daughter Minnie. A little way back on the right can be seen Ivy House which was demolished to make way for Roffeys Close.
A future project of ours is to put together a display of photos of houses in the village, both old and new, together with photos of the occupants – do you have any such photos you’d like to share with us? They don’t have to be really old – today is tomorrow’s history!
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Please have a look and see if you can help us identify some of the children in this 1968 Copthorne Sunday School Nativity Play – the photo has been posted on our Facebook page.
Are you new to the Village? Perhaps you’d like a copy of our book ‘Copthorne, the story so far’, it can be yours for £10 – produced by the Copthorne Village Millennium Group in 1999, the book contains over 200 fascinating pages of history and photographs of the village and its residents. Our CD ‘Copthorne Village History Archive CD (Vol 1)’ plus the Parish Map are also available, both £5.
Copthorne Carnival: 30th June We’ll be sharing a stand with the CVA as usual, and hope you’ll come and visit us and look at our display, share your connections and memories of Copthorne past (and present), and perhaps buy a book.
We’ve had an enquiry from someone who’s researching the Heatherly Cheshire Home, and particularly the house itself, who built it, and the history of the land. If anyone can help please get in touch and we can share with the enquirer.