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Village History

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ImageA number of people have expressed an interest in seeing more historic pictures of the village. currently the only pictures we have are from the "last 100 years" book, a number of pictures from the 1960's and the present day. All of which are in the picture gallery.

Do you have any old pictures of the village that you would be prepared to let us borrow ?

We don't mind if they are a bit faded, aged or even damaged. If you want us to scan them, we will return the pictures promptly and will not damage the picture since scanning is optical and only takes a few seconds. Alternately you can scan them yourselves (colour, 300 dpi x 300 dpi please).

Contact the  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information on where to send them to and the various electronic ways we can recieve pictures.

ImagePictures could be from anything, family pictures, the brochure from when you purchased the house, or even pictures you took as a visitor to the village, it could even be a picture of someone significant to village history. We would specifically like some of the village centre, the historic buildings and the approaches to the village such as from the shrave, before the bypass was buil, etc.

We will scan the picture (or negative) and make it available on the web site - as another way of protecting the village history

Clearly any information you can provide about pictures in terms of the location, its age, copyright ownership, etc is all useful and we will acknowledge the owner of the picture in the dialogue below the picture.

Can you unearth the most interesting or oldest picture of the village ?

 

 

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  • Chawton WI - Women on the Railway
    August 09, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Chawton's WI are holding a "Women on the Railway" event with Dr Becky Peacock from Midhants Railway at Chawton Village Hall.

  • Chawton WI - Craft Workshop
    September 13, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Chawton WI's craft workshop, an evening of sewing and crafting to be held at Chawton Village Hall.

  • Chawton WI - The art of being perfect
    October 11, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Chawton's WI are holding the "The Art of Being Perfect", a talk by Trisha Lewis on perfecting ourselves!

    Please note this is a group meeting so members from other local WIs will be in attendance.

    Event being held at Chawton Village Hall

  • Chawton WI - Christmas and other problems
    November 08, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Chawton's WI are holding "Christmas and Other Problems", a funny talk by Judy Theobald to get us in the Christmas Spirit!

    Event held at Chawton Village Hall.

  • Chawton WI Carol Service
    December 09, 2017 (14:00 - 16:00)

    Chawton WI are hosting a carol service in Chawton Church, ALL WELCOME!!

    Men, families, friends, everyone!  Refreshments will be provided.

    More details to follow.

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