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Village History and Archive

The purpose of the Archive is to build, maintain and enhance a digital library of photographs, documents etc. etc. and certain data about Child Okeford and Hanford to enable easy and ready access for current and future generations whether it is to research their own ancestry or just interest in the community’s history.

The current initiative started in earnest in 2015 and many photographs, booklets, documents, maps, posters, programmes, extracts from the parish council minutes and parish magazine “The Hill” have already been digitalised. Certain data records such as censuses, birth and burial records have been transposed into “Word” based files to enhance access and enable an easy search mechanism.

A comprehensive catalogue of the Archive’s other content can be found here

We would love to hear from you if you have any:

  1. Photographs and/or documents you think would be of interest to the archive.
  2. Queries about specific aspects of the community and/or those that lived here.
  3. Feedback or suggestions on this initiative

Please contact: David Pope 01258 861411  [email protected]