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The Archive...

At the heart of the History Centre lies the Parish Chest, a collection of documents, photographs, maps and objects illustrating the history of the village.

It is housed in a temperature and humidity-controlled room at the History Centre and is a unique resource for all interested in the researching people or events in the life of Little Baddow, as well as discovering how the village has developed over the centuries.

In order to maintain and develop this archive, help is needed for the enjoyable task of sorting, identifying and describing new items as they arrive, and filing them away.

A goup of us have started meeting on the first Monday of each month to work on the archine. You would be very welcome to join us. No experience necessary.

Our next two archive sessions will be:

Monday March 4th, 10am - noon

Monday April 1st, 10am - noon

If you would like to become involved, but would like more information before coming along, then please email me for further details, by clicking here.

With many thanks,

Mel Thompson






For access to the digitised records...

If you are familiar with getting information from Excel spreadsheets, and would like to see our digital listing of material in the archive, please click here to download the file.

This file will be up-dated from time to time. At the moment, it shows the digitised records as at November 22nd, 2018.

[Please be aware that, due to a software problem, the absolute identifier numbers of individual items are not showing, only their year of accession. Location details remain correct, so you should be able to find what you are looking for.]

If you have difficulty with this file, or for further information, please contact me.


Further information about the archiving system, and a handbook for using the archive will be published here in the near future, but both are being revised as our new archive group sorts out the easiest way to organise things.