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Sharing Hope, Money, Development and old photos

Sharing Hope at Christmas
From Sue Wyatt: At www.drydrayton.net you will find free templates of Christmas Candles to download.  These are for anyone who wishes to colour/decorate/cut them out and put them in their windows – as mentioned in the December Dry Drayton newsletter. As the days grow shorter and we face a Christmas unlike one we’ve ever known, perhaps this is a good time to share symbols and words of hope.

Have you lost some money in the High Street?
Some money was found in the High Street on Friday morning, 27th. If yours, please contact Geoff Page and let him know what you have lost. geoffpage1@yahoo.co.uk   

Presentation on Proposed Development in the field near Warrington’s Farm, Park Street
This is on the Agenda for the Parish Council On-line Meeting on Tuesday 1st December. For details see the agenda at: www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

Dry Drayton in old photographs
The archive of old photos of Dry Drayton continues to grow, but we would love to add more. If you have any old photos of the village, or of Dry Drayton folks, which you are willing to share, please see www.drydraytonpost.co.uk/history.asp

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.