Branston Ltd are a sponsor of the Seavington Web Museum
2015 - The End of The Seavington History Project - or is it?
It is September 2015 and the original Seavington History Project is drawing to a close, having achieved all and more than we had hoped. We have been delighted with the resulting Web Museum and have been gratified by the compliments we have received.
During the project we have secured over 800 photographs for people to share, we have captured memories from some of the villagers who had been here all their lives and even the voices of some no longer with us. We have created over 200 pages of snippets of village life which have been transferred from old copies of the Seavington News and old newspaper cuttings and we have brought the old history up to the start of the records on ‘The Seavingtons’ Website.
Although we declared at Day1 that we would not get involved with individual family research, we are proud to have given families far and near, the means to contact other interested parties and further their own personal research. In fact just looking at the Family History enquiries you will see contacts from USA, Canada, Australia and Wales among the emails.
The website will be there for all to see for years to come and we hope it will show newcomers how things have changed in our villages over the last 150 years. For anyone who wants to add more research to the website there will always be opportunities, but for the moment the current team will be closing the project and handing the website over to the Parish Council.
Finally we would like to thank the Parish Council and the Seavington News for getting us started, Eugene Mulligan for bringing our idea to life and helping us along the way and to all the villagers past and present who have contributed to the Web Museum and helped make it the success it is. Thank you.
So for us it is the end of an era - but it doesn’t have to be…..........
If you feel you would like to take it on please contact the Parish Council via the village website www.the seavingtons.org