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PONTELAND LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Celebrating Ponteland History

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PONTELAND LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Celebrating Ponteland History

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OPENING HOURS

1st Friday in every month

from 2pm until 5pm

 

at Ponteland Branch Library, Thornhill Rd.

 

ARE YOU...

 

*doing a school project?

*researching  family history?

*needing historical information on a date, building or person in the Ponteland Area

* looking for an old local photograph? Then perhaps we can HELP!

 

Our AIM...

 

· to make our archives available for use by the public

· to help with local history inquiries

·  to encourage people to share their private collections with others.

 

Our HELPERS...

 

· are members of Ponteland Local History Society

· are all volunteers who are in attendance during opening hours · are not local history experts, but local enthusiasts

 

Our ARCHIVES consist of ...

 

· A Main Collection

· Two Special Collections (Henderson and Langton families’ donation)

· A Photographic Collection

 

REGULATIONS (sorry but we have to protect the archives!)

 

· access to information & material in our archives is only available during Help Desk opening hours

· only Helpers may access & remove material from the filing cabinet

· all items/material are for reference use only & cannot be borrowed

· only 3 items at a time may be requested per person. These should be returned to the Help Desk before a further 3 items are used.

· pencils, not pens, should be used when making notes or tracings from archive material

· cotton gloves are provided for handling 'original' archive material that cannot be viewed without handling

· photographs should not be removed from their pockets

 

Photocopying... (using Ponteland Library's facilities)

 

· most items, (except those marked with red dots, and very fragile items), may be photocopied for your own personal use

· copying for publication, or public display must have the written permission of the Archivist & Chairman of the Society

· items marked with red dots are copyright protected and cannot be photocopied without the author's/owner's permission

· please fill in a 'Photocopy Request form

· photocopying requests will be carried out by the Library staff or a Helper; the cost is paid by you to the Library staff

 

Computer Scanning...

 

If there is a photograph in our archives that you would like copied, arrangements can be made for the Archivist to provide you with a computer scanned copy.

 

ARCHIVE DESK

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