On 25th January at the AGM of the Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society [MOSHRS] chairman, Chris Hobby, announced the start of Bringing History Home.
This is an initiative aimed at encouraging the local community to find out and contribute to our rich heritage.
Chris Sanders presented an early view of the new website which will carry the catalogue for the archive of over 8,000 records which the Society manages. The initiative will include telling the history of houses around the parish, setting out history trails and encouraging local organisations, groups, clubs and businesses to add their history records to the archive.
MOSHRS has been awarded an £8,700 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant, made possible through money raised by National Lottery players, together with contributions from the Parish Council and from MOSHRS itself.
“We are delighted to have received the support of National Lottery players as well as our Parish Council. We look forward to Bringing History Home to all our community.” Chris Hobby, chairman of MOSHRS.
About Bringing History Home
Bringing History Home focuses on making over 100 years of local records readily accessible to the community of Milford-on-Sea as well as for those around the world who have connections with Milford-on-Sea. Talks and displays will be used to familiarise our community with on-line access to Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society catalogue using the new website. Local organisations will have the opportunity to learn about our archive, how to access it and how to contribute to it. the Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society website will provide downloadable guides for locally important historical buildings and trails.
All those interested in being part of this exciting initiative starting early in 2018 should contact Chris Sanders at email@example.com.