LERRYN HISTORY SOCIETY - Inaugural Meeting

Tuesday 27th July 2010

 

LERRYN HISTORY SOCIETY

 
The inaugural meeting of the Society was held in the Red Store, Lerryn on Thursday 22nd July 2010.  23 members of the public attended, and a formal constitution was adopted, with the following objects
 
(a)   To research the history of Lerryn and surrounding area.
(b)   To preserve, maintain and continue the “Lerryn Village Archive” in a variety of media formats.
(c)    To hold meetings and exhibitions for the benefit of members and the local community.
 

The following officers were elected

Honorary Life President – Esthermary Todd
Chairman…………………Paul Weatherhogg
Secretary…………………Janet Collett
Treasurer…………………David St John
Committee Members…….David Boraston, Sue Daw, Michael Fenwick, Ken Hoskin and Bert Watson
 
Initially, the Society will concentrate its efforts in making sound recordings of residents recalling their memories of life in Lerryn. A member of Exeter University will provide background and training for this part of the project.
 
Other projects to be undertaken will include :-
A visit to Cornwall Record Office in Truro to view their facilities for research.
A survey of buildings in the area, to record their history and occupants.
Census records from 1841 to 1911
Advice on researching one’s Family Tree
 
The Membership Fee was set at £1 and anyone interested in joining the Society should contact a member of the Committee.
 
Your help would be appreciated in carrying out research (possibly the history of the house where you live), providing pictures, documents, leaflets, sound or video recordings, in fact anything which could be recorded for the interest of future generations.
 
Paul Weatherhogg – Chairman (01208 873621)

 



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