Funding boost for archives
Funding boost for history group to share its archives.
A Newport group is looking forward to helping more people discover the history of the area after receiving a £432 donation.
The money was given to Newport History Society by Councillor Peter Scott, independent borough councillor for Newport North & West, as part of the Councillors’ Pride Fund, which sees each member of Telford & Wrekin Council awarded a grant to spend on local projects. Newport History Society has used its share of the money to buy new shelving for its archives.
Linda Fletcher, from the group, said “Newport History Society have moved recently to new archive premises on the first floor at 3 High Street, the Guildhall Tearoom and Heritage Centre, thanks to the generosity of Tim Pryce. However, they were very short of shelving. The grant has enabled the society to buy a full set of shelving which will house boxes of documents and historic objects from Newport and surrounding villages.” The archives are available for members of the public to visit by appointment through the archivist – usually on a Wednesday morning – and the field activities members are always available to answer questions on a Saturday between 10am and 2pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website www.newporthistorysociety.org
Courtesy of the Newport Advertiser