Some positive news from Cllr Amy Rushforth – Amateur Archivists

Good to be able to share some interesting, positive news from our MTC Cllr and Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism, Cllr Amy Rushforth :

“Amateur archivists are being offered the chance to look into a unique aspect of Rotherham’s history with a very special event.

A “Using School Records” Archives workshop, which will take place on Friday February 8 between 10am – 12.00 noon, has been organised to allow visitors to discover and learn about using school records as part of their historical research.

Resources available in Rotherham Archives, which is now based in Clifton Park Museum, will include school admissions registers, school log books, school magazines and old photographs.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism, Cllr Amy Rushforth, said: “Rotherham’s Archives and Local Studies Service is a treasure trove of information, some of which are not as obvious as others.

“Learning how to use old school records to complement your historical research is an important, and interesting, tool.

“Rotherham’s Archives team will be on hand to show you how to use these records to the best effect, as well as the wealth of information at your fingertips.”

There is a charge of £3 per person. Advance Booking is essential as places are limited.

Please call 01709 336633 to reserve your place or visit Rotherham Archives and Local Studies, Clifton Park Museum.”    http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/news/article/830/amateur_archivists_can_head_back_to_school

Think maltbyblogger will be reserving a place. At £3 per person sounds like something that’s good value for money, for a change. 

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