The Heritage Lottery Fund
Who are we – and why are we doing this
Who are we ? Well – we are a group of people – resident or with connections with the village and parish of Barrow on Trent in Derbyshire with an interest in the history of the village and parish
Why are we doing this ? We received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund under their “ All our Stories “ Project to research and digitise the history of the parish and village.
Follow this Link for information on the Heritage Lottery Fund “ All our Stories Project
If you wish to be kept informed of the progress of the Project the easiest way to do so is to click on the “ Follow “ button on the bottom right hand corner of this page
Add your email address and each time the Blog is updated you will receive an email notifying you that there has been a new Blog Post
There will be updates at least once a month and also if we have new news to pass on
Finally a request to anyone who has already clicked on the “ Follow “ button – please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org just so that I know the system works !
The Heritage Lottery Fund
Regular updates are part of the Heritage Lottery process
The update for February is available on the “ Progress of the Project “ – “ February Page “
If there are errors of fact – grammar – or – spelling please let me know !
This is the first update to the Barrow on Trent Heritage Lottery Project Blog
Jill Scarfe has also added a formal first Progress Report
Regular Formal Progress Reports and photographs of the team in action will appear on the “ Progress of the Project “ Page
The blog is a work in progress but so far I have written the Overview and Early History pages to place the Parish in a Geographic and Historical context
Following the suggestion by Duncan Hewitt I have added several interactive maps on the Early History Page and the Village page as well as a link to Duncan’s map on the Arleston Page. Try them out and let me know what you think
I have also added some help on the Help and Resources Page – I would welcome feedback on these items as well
Again following advice from Duncan I have set up some Cloud storage using Mediafire – advice on how to access the information is on the Help and Resources Pages
I have just discovered that MediaFire claim that you can only view files directly in MediaFire if you are using either Firefox or Chrome as your browser
Mediafire claim that preview is not supported in Internet Explorer – but it works for me using Explorer 10 under Windows 7
Finally I have added a list of significant buildings in the village just as a basis for future work – the same applies to the Church page – as information and documents come forward the current information will be overwritten
From the Blog angle I still have some work to do on how we will display the Oral History from the School