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 2018 Report: View
Membership of the Mapping Bramhall Group remains steady with a few comings
and goings. We continue to meet monthly round the leader's kitchen table.
Everyone contributes to the programme and our archive has topped 140 items
which is the result of the work of members.
We have continued our pattern of individual research projects and group activities.
During 2018 individual projects have included local history, Churches in
Bramhall, Local Garden Centres, a critique of a book about Bramhall, listed
buildings in Bramhall and The Davenports.
Group projects have included sitting for fifteen minutes and reporting back and
how Bramhall is seen and portrayed. Once more a member managed to find a
largely new walk for us. We organised a visit to the AVRO museum. We have
kept an eye on the progress of the Relief Road and some members took advantage
of the Open Day in October to walk along the road. A member revised our
recommended tradespeople list.
Our programme for 2019 includes an analysis of a familiar walk to the village,
gravestones and memorials, a visit to the Anson Museum, local transport networks,
local dentists, a survey of hedges and, of course, our annual walk.
Discussing local events and issues over tea and biscuits is as ever an important
and enjoyable part of our activity.
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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