Local history enthusiasts hard at work on collections
A dedicated team of local history buffs are helping staff at Hitchin Museum to organise and repack the archive collection.
Many of the group are from the Hitchin Historical Society, but they have been joined by young student Chris, who is hoping to work in archives after finishing his studies.
The team brings together a wealth of knowledge of local history as well as other skills such as being able to read Latin and decipher old legal documents.
This project is thanks to a grant from EERAC, the East of England Regional Archive Council. As the team work, they are going to be re-packing the documents in archival quality folders and boxes purchased by the grant. The project will help preserve this eclectic North Herts collection and make for an accessible and interesting Study Room in the new museum.