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History of Prestwood launched into cyberspace
AN ONLINE history of Prestwood has finally been launched after three years of work.
The Prestwood Archive, which will detail the village's social history from 1900 onwards, has gone live with several old photos of Prestwood life being published in cyberspace.
But there's so much information to go online that volunteers are now being sought to help upload details of everything that's happened in the village over the last century.
The project was the brainchild of long-time resident Mark Cunnane, who is also the village's representative on Chiltern District Council.
He said: "There was an exhibition about seven or eight years ago to mark the 75th anniversary of the village hall. It had been kitted out for the weekend with masses of memorabilia from the area and it went down so well we thought we shouldn't have it once every 50 years, we should have it all the time.
"It's a social museum - if something happens today, we'll still be able to go on it and find out about it.
"We've had a lot of hits. It was available to go last week to interest people. Most visitors were on for over four minutes, so they had a very good look."
Most of the content will consist of pictures and text but there will also be filmed interviews with Prestwood residents of all ages.
The project has been in the pipeline for three years and Cllr Cunnane is looking for more material to go online - as well as people to help upload it.
To help with the project use the contact form on the website, www.prestwoodarchive.org.uk, or call Cllr Cunnane on 01494 862006.
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