Friday, 22 June 2018

Historians run out of memories

A VILLAGE history group that is folding achieved its aims, says its founder.

A VILLAGE history group that is folding achieved its aims, says its founder.

Members of the Checkendon History Group marked their final meeting with a lunch at the Highwayman Inn in Exlade Street.

Mary Weller, who founded the group in 2006, was one of 16 people present.

She said: “I think all the members will miss it. One or two of them are getting quite elderly and we have almost got to the end of the memories. We wanted to end on a high but we have come to the end of what we wanted to achieve.”

In 2010 the group published a book, Checkendon — A Short History. It hopes to publish a second book, Checkendon — Echoes Of The Past, before Christmas.



Mrs Weller added: “The first book had lots of pictures whereas this one will have more text and some pictures.

“There will be chapters on the Borough Court Hospital, the history of the bells and bell ringing at the Church of St Paul and St Peter.

“We wanted to end on a high but we have come to the end of what we wanted to achieve.”

To pre-order a copy of the book (£15), call Daphne Horne on (01491) 680337.



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