Mapping Bramhall Group
|Summary||Mapping Bramhall is a research group looking at Bramhall past, present and future. In addition to topics which we all research, individuals pursue their own interests and report back to the group.|
|Venue||Meet third Monday in the month at 2:00pm at Co-ordinator's home.|
|Contact||Val Murray - Telephone details are in the paper copy of the newsletter|
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We research Bramhall, past, present and future, both individually and as a group. The group only functions because everyone makes a contribution. Individual research topics include Bramhall history, schools, buildings and their uses, oral history, care homes and industry. Group activities have included an annual local walk, sitting and observing for fifteen minutes, tracing rivers, recording bridges, cafe and tree surveys and favourite maps. We have occasional quizzes and sometimes send off letters pointing out things that need attention.
Findings are presented at the monthly meetings and a paper copy is lodged in our archive which now contains more than 100 items. Tea, biscuits and sharing local news are an important part of the meetings which take place round the leader's kitchen table.
|Members of the Mapping Bramhall Group surveying the Ladybrook Valley|
December 2017 Report: View
Membership of the group remains steady with everyone contributing to the programme. Our archive
has reached more than 130 items which are the result of the work of members (anyone is welcome to
have a look at it).
We have continued our pattern of individual research projects plus activities in which we all take part. During 2017, individual projects have included local history, favourite maps, a report on local churches, close observation of a location and the hatting industry.
Group projects this year were a review of local GP practices and of charity shops. Once more a member managed to find a new walk which finished up at the café in the park. We have had 2 visitors, one on local history and the other on local crime prevention schemes.
Our programme for 2018 includes local history, local surveys, Bramhall churches part 2 and a trip to the Avro Museum. Discussing local news and issues informally over tea and biscuits is, as ever, an important and enjoyable part of our activity. Val Murray
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