Call to preserve the past

IF you are clearing out your attic and intend on throwing out old photos you could be depriving future generations of their history.

IF you are clearing out your attic and intend on throwing out old photos you could be depriving future generations of their history.

That is the message coming from the Lympstone History Society who is hosting a talk by historian and author Dr Todd Gray entitled Preserving The Past East Devon.

Dr Gray will be promoting the concept of Devon Donor Cards - the first initiative of its kind in Britain.

It aims to stop the loss of Devon’s historic written and photographic heritage by preventing the needless destruction of valuable documents during house clearances when heirs and executors often do not have sufficient time to read through the great accumulation of papers.


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To prevent important papers being unwittingly destroyed a card can be kept with the documents and then are bequeathed to the Devon Record Office.

Angela Coles of the Society said; “If you have any old photos that you think is worth keeping for the future or you think people would be interested in about local history or family history you can pass them on instead.”

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The talk is on Tuesday March 8 from 7.30pm at Lympstone Village Hall, entrance �3.

If you cannot attend the meeting but are interested in preserving the past you can e-mail: friends_info@foda.org.uk.

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