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Volunteer Required for St Mary Bourne Parish Scrapbook Project

St Mary Bourne Parish Council are looking for a volunteer to manage their Parish Scrapbook to keep track of notable events in the village. [Read more...]

St Mary Bourne Parish Council are looking for a volunteer to manage their Parish Scrapbook to keep track of notable events in the village.

Derek Kane, St Mary Bourne Parish Clerk, said “Lorraine Cousins, who has been producing the Parish Scrapbook since 2009 is standing down at the end of 2013. Our thanks to Lorraine on her excellent work on this project.

The earliest known scrapbook is that produced by Mrs. Frances Spankie, recording events of World War 1 and St. Mary Bourne dating from 1902.

St Mary Bourne Scrapbook - Years

The aim of the Parish Scrapbook Project is to produce an annual scrapbook, recording on a monthly basis notable and interesting events in the day-to-day life of the Parish. This is done through photographs, editorial and copy from newspapers and magazines, text, and memorabilia such as programmes, tickets and order of services.

The project leader will need to encourage parish residents to send in articles and items for inclusion in the scrapbook. Photography and some computer skills and an email address will be necessary as most photos are sent in by email.

The website for the scrapbook can be seen at www.stmarybournescrapbook.org

The Parish Council funds the Scrapbook Project by setting aside an annual budget for materials as well as also providing an A3 scanner (and its software) and some storage space in the Village Hall Clubroom.

St Mary Bourne Village
Image courtesy of Stuart Logan

There will be, on hand-over from the current project leader and a supply of basic materials.

The style and methods used to produce the scrapbook is entirely the choice of the project leader. This can be traditional ‘stick and paste’ digitally produced pages (project leader would need to provide their own software to do this) or ‘hybrid scrapbooking’ (a mixture of all methods).

The project leader will also be required to make previous years completed scrapbooks available for parish events.

If you are interested in volunteering for this role, in the first instance, contact the parish clerk, Derek Kane, at clerk@stmarybourne-pc.gov.uk or telephone 01264 738039

St Mary Bourne Scrapbook - Website

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