Pirton Historic Photograph and Document Archive

The Pirton 'Archive: Pirton History at the click of a button!

By Jonty Wild

Website: www.pirton.org.uk/history
Contact details: historyarchive@pirton.org.uk

The aim of this area of the Pirton website is to make historical photographs and documents accessible to all and to collect as much related information as possible.  It is always important to do this as soon as possible, so that information is not lost.  If you can help in anyway, e.g. by supplying photographs, documents or information (no matter how insignificant that information appears to be), please do so.  We do not ask for the original only the opportunity to scan, photograph or otherwise copy it.

Please help make the Pirton ‘Archive a truly unique record of Pirton’s History and available to all!

The Pirton Website contains the digital collection of the Pirton Historic Photograph and Document Archive (the Pirton ‘Archive).

These include:

  • Photographs (*1)
  • Documents (*1)
  • Articles and features
  • Cemetery records
  • Genealogy links, including family trees and links to people seeking and providing information.
  • The Pirton WW1 Project

*1 – Many of which are made accessible by the kind permission and a unique collaboration with Hitchin Museum.

In non-digital (and sometimes digital) form the following may(*2) be made available for loan:

  • Photographs: in categorised albums: Events, People, People & property, Property, Views, Other and Mystery (unknown people, properties etc)
  • Books : Please note some are very rare and may not be available for loan with a substantial, but returnable deposit: Common Blood by C Handscombe – The Handscombe family history.  Bells of Memory by C Robertson-Nicholl – the recollections of a girl from High Down.  WW1 Scrapbook of Newspaper Cuttings – copy of a village scrapbook from the war years.  Dover The Dark Days by a “Dug Out” – Lieut. Commander Stanley W Coxon, R.N.V.R. – contains the story of the sinking of the WW1 Hospital Ship Anglia, in which Pirton man Joseph Walker lost his life.  Memories of Old Joy by Joy Franklin – personal memories of Joy Franklin
  • The 1911 Census for Pirton.  This was also donated (by the PHSG) to the Pirton History Group who have subsequently made it available digitally at their superb website http://www.pirtonhistory.org.uk/.
  • Census 1901, 1891, 1881
  • Soldier Died in the Great War 1914-1918 Database
  • Battalion War Diaries for the men from Pirton who died in the Great War

*2 – Subject copying restrictions or other restrictions dictated by the original owner or any copyright restrictions.

New information, documents, photographs, family trees, ideas and contributions always welcome.


This page was added on 17/11/2010.

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