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A draft version of the Holybourne archive catalogue has kindly been collated by Chris Everett and is viewable by clicking on the icon below
Holybourne Archive ... an Aladdin’s cave worth exploring?
*** GET INVOLVED IN HELPING TO DOCUMENT THE HISTORY OF YOUR VILLAGE ***
Are you a squirrel? What do you do with your Holybourne memorabilia when you clear out cupboards or your Granny’s attic? Throw them away perhaps?
During forty years in Holybourne, twenty of them on the HVA, I amassed a huge collection of this sort of ‘stuff’. Then a chance conversation with the Head Teacher at Andrews School led to it all going into a small room, or rather a very large cupboard, when the old school house was renovated.
A lot more has been donated in the last five years and thanks to three kind villagers. It has been sorted out and there is a list of the hundreds of items in the Holybourne Archive Catalogue 2012 (viewable above).
If Holybourne is to retain its identity which goes back to Domesday* then its history is so important to avoid it becoming just a residential suburb of Alton. However, I need help to make all this historic material available. It needs further cataloguing, and some way of accessing it, which at the moment is limited to school hours. Sadly the Archive will have to remain in-accessible unless two or three volunteers would take on the not very arduous task of organising it (in their own time) to complete the last phase. A worthwhile retirement project for friends with a tidy mind?
If you have time to spare then PLEASE contact either
Chris Everett  Lynn Croucher 
To contact the Archivist by email