Made by Jamie McBain
Back in August 2011 the Mid Teesdale Project Partnership were granted funding of £5,800 towards a £7,620 project called Teesdale’s Community Records. Whilst the group raised funds towards the balance they also had support from English Heritage, Cotherstone Village Design Group and the contribution of a specialist scanner through the NP. AONB.
The purpose of the project was to provide specialist training for volunteers in heritage skills, hold exhibitions and illustrated talks as well as digitising a collection of local old photographs and historic documents. 10,000 negs and pictures have now been completed, some of which you will see on this website.
During our project completed end of September 2013 we also received funding from The Heart of Teesdale to hold additional training sessions and Arichivist Road Shows with County Durham Record Office, these resulted in many items being identified and preserved and in one case a whole collection is being catalogued, information collected by the late Nan Hamilton of Cotherstone.
IF ANYONE REQUIRES ANY INFORMATION ON THE PROJECT OR PHOTOGRAPHS ETC., PLEASE CONTACT SANDRA MOORHOUSE ON 01833 650730
It would be very remiss if we did not record our thanks to our funders for trusting us to do the job and to all the volunteers who have given so generously of their time and some are still carrying on with the digitisation. A special thank you has to go to David Kelly and Lance Nelson for their fantastic input and to Liz Bregazzi, Chief Archivist at County Durham Record Office for her patience and skills and to Jamie McBain as without his help this website would still be a dream.
Sandra Moorhouse 25th October 2013
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