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New home-based interest for the winter?

Looking for a new home-based interest during the winter months? Have you thought about researching your family tree or some aspect of local history? We have added some new resources to the village web site which you might find helpful.

Chris and Gill Turner have compiled a booklet of Gill’s uncle Sid Martin’s memories of village history and characters, written by Sid between 1995 and 1999.

We have pulled together items about the village which appeared in the Cambridge Chronicle and other local newspapers between 1774 and 1920.

A couple of online collections of village photos have been started. You can see these on Flickr.com. If you are sorting out your family photos, you might consider sharing any which relate to Dry Drayton.

During the current pandemic, Cambridgeshire Libraries have made the family history site, Ancestry, available to readers from home, free of charge (saving a subscription of over £100). Archives from the Times and Guardian are similarly available from home.

As a family history taster you will find on the village web site a transcript of the 1891 Census for Dry Drayton.

All this can be found at www.drydrayton.net/history.asp.