Catalogue of Archive contents

The following is a summay of the archive files we hold.

Index

Booklets

Church Documents

Maps

Newspaper Cuttings

Photographs

Posters

Programmes

Sundries      A number of separate sundry files are maintained that do not, at the moment, readily lend themselves to easy conversion to being “web friendly”.

For reasons of copyright, licence or sheer size certain items in the archive will not be made available on this site. This is particularly relevant for the Data records and Maps. If you would like further details on these please contact

David Pope 01258 861411 ([email protected])

Booklets

Date

Event

1940/1946

“Drat Those Pesky ‘Vacuees” Wartime memories of Robert Holdeman

1967

“The Hill”; Volume 1; Edition 1

1969

Child Okeford Panorama

1977

Dorset Countryside Treasures 1979 – 1980

1983

Childe Okeford History 1883 – 1983

1994

Hambledon Hill Leaflet

1996

Hambledon Hill Leaflet

1999

Child Okeford – the First 6000 years Mr C Giles

2002

Queen’s Golden Jubilee Competitions: Essays & Poems

2010

Child Okeford Village Hall 1909 – 2009: A History

2011

St George’s Day

2017

“CO End of an Era 1815 – 1860” by John Housley

Read about village life , from paupers to emigrants in John Housley’s history of the village long ago.

CO End of an Era_Optimized

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Church

DateItem
1969Series of 6 articles in The Hill: “The Story of Child Okeford Bells”

1969_The Hill_Bells article

1973The Parish Church of Childe Okeford

1973_Church Booklet

1996A Short History

1996_Short History of St Nicholas Church

2008A Short History

2008_Book 1 Short History Mr C Giles

 Visitors Guide

2008_Book 2 Visitor’s Guide Mr C Giles

 Church Bells

2008_Book 7 Church Bells Mr C Giles

 Bishop’s Bible

2008_Book 5 Bishops Bible Mr C Giles

 Stained Glass Windows

2008_Book 4 Stained Glass Mr C Giles

 Memorials

2008_Book 3 Memorials Mr C Giles

 Church Music & the Church Organ

2008_Book 6 Music & Organ Mr C Giles

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Maps

Date

ItemDetailComment

1841

Tithe MapFull Map

1840 Tithe Map courtesy Dorset History Centre

  Field Analysis and names

Field use and names in 1840 Kevin Pearce

  Use Of Land
  Medieval overview
  Major Farmers – Distribution of Land
  Gobson Common

1845

Enclosure MapComplete Map

Child Okeford Inclosure Map 1845 Courtesy Dorset History Centre

 

  Lower Common & Higher Common
  Net Mead & Gobson Common
   

2016

Foot PathsDefinitive Map

1967

 Child Okeford

1941

Courtesy DHC*National Farm Survey
The National farm survey was conducted in 1941 by the government to assess the state of agriculture in the country. These maps show that within the village there were at least 16 different farmers occupying the land.

1941

Courtesy DHC*National Farm Survey
The surveyor was instructed to colour all the holdings of individual farmers in one colour. The maps may be quite rare as the were not generally released and indeed the data for each parish is still not generally available.

*DHC = Dorset History Centre

Index

 

Newspaper Cuttings

We are working on this section.

Photographs

200 plus photographs are currently held but need processing to enhance the quality and then categorised and indexed before suitable for display.

We hope to start this work in the autumn of 2018.

Index

Posters

Date

EventEvent

1957

Melways Hatchery SaleChurch

1998

Millennium BookChurch Celebration British Music

1998

Caribbean NightOkeford Minstrels

1999

Millennium BookPlay Einstein

2001

Coves AGMHambledon Story

2001

Coves QuizLast Night Proms

2001

St Nicholas Wives CoffeeChurch At Home

2001

Xmas FairOh Nicholas

2002

Coves QuizQueen 60 Ann Charity Raffle

2002

Jubilee MemorialQueen 60 Ann Timetable

2002

St Nicholas Wives CoffeeSt Georges Day

2002

Xmas Fair 

2003

Buy A Brick Poster 

2003

St Nicholas Wives Coffee 

2003

Xmas Fair 

2004

St Nicholas Wives Coffee 

2004

Xmas Fair Schools 

2004

Xmas Fair 

2005

Church Holiday Club 

2005

Church Holiday Club 

2006/7

Xmas Fair 

2006

Church 

2006

Play Nobody rides the Unicorn 

2007

Church
    2008Church Celebration British Music
    2008Okeford Minstrels
    2008 Play Einstein
 
   2009Hambledon Story
   2009Last Night proms
    2010 Church at Home
    2013Oh Nicholas
    2013Queens 60th Anniversary Raffle
   2013Queens 60th Anniversary timetable
    2014 St Georges Day
    2018Birds of Prey Experience

Artsreach:

COMPACT

 6 Impossible ThingsTrafalgar
 A Love Like Salt1920 Speakeasy
 Boxed InGrand Ceilidh
 FreyaSnow White
 Harlequin goes to the MoonAl Laddin
 Ik’R’Us IncCider with Compact
 New Rope String BandForty Winks
 Swingers in Suspenders 
 The Beacons 
 The Last Illusion 
 The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist 
 The Story Giant 
 The Unhappy King 
 The Wife

Index

Programmes

Date

Event

1937

Coronation Celebrations Manor House (copy)

June 1946

The Okefords Parish Magazine (copy)

1950

Theatre Group “Easy Money” (copy)

1950

Theatre Group “If Four Walls Told” (copy)

Undated

Theatre Group “Barnet’s Folly” (copy)

1969

Valedictory by Revd Dr R.M.Taylor

1977

Silver Jubilee

1977

St Nicholas Church Festival of Flowers & Music

1978

St Nichols COE Service of dedication (copy)

1978

CORBL “All Your Own”

1998

Impact “The Good Old Days”

2000

Piano Recital by Juliet Chaplin

2000

Millennium Words and Music

2002

Dorset Police Male Voice Choir

2002

Reduced Shakespeare

2002

Golden Jubilee

2004

Play: Pious Pirates of Portland Bill

2005

Trafalgar

2008

Celebration of British Music

2009

Hambledon Story

2009

Last Night at Proms

2009

Lost Voices of World War 1 – A Recital

2010

Church “At Home”

2012

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

2013

60th Anniversary Queen’s Coronation Programme

2013

60th Anniversary Queen’s Coronation Flyer

2016

Play: Nicholas, The Man from The Sea

Index

Sundry

Files

  • CO Union Benefits Society Banner
  • Domesday Book
  • Enclosure Act Data
  • Enclosure Act Summary
  • Footpaths & Bridle Ways
  • Golden Jubilee 2002
  • Hayward Bridge
  • Manors of Child Okeford
  • Names: Origins Child Okeford & Field Names
  • Old Post Office Cottage
  • Silver Jubilee 1977
  • CO Calor Gas of the Year Presentation 2002
  • CO & Hanford Parish Plan 2004
  • CO Village Design Statement 2007

Projects

  • Inns and Beerhouses
  • Listed Buildings

Ongoing

  • COCCL (Child Okeford Centre for Care & Learning)
  • Hanford
  • Hey Day History
  • Playgroup, Pre School and The Ark
  • Playing Field and Recreation Ground
  • St Nicholas School
  • The Hill: Selected Extracts
  • Village Hall

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