Islanders set up community archive

A PROJECT to boost and conserve heritage and history in a north Northumberland island village is holding an event with the aim of setting up a community archive.

The Peregrini Lindisfarne landscape partnership project is holding the event on Tuesday.

The informal session, at the Discovery Centre, Holy Island First School, at 4pm, will be the first of work to create a community archive of material embracing social history, archaeology and geology from Holy Island and the adjacent parts of the mainland.

Leading the event will be Linda Bankier, of Berwick Record Office, who said: “This is a short, informal session to explain to people the different possibilities around developing an archive and to help them to plan some further sessions and activities through 2012.”

The project aims to protect and enhance Holy Island and the surrounding areas by reconnecting the community’s relationship with the land and sea, heritage and history, making the area a better place to work, live and visit.

Jon Riley, Peregrini Lindisfarne scheme development officer, said: “One of our project’s main aims is to weave the various strands of heritage into the creation of one community-led archive. That could include the vast range of treasures, documents and artefacts held around the country about Holy Island to people’s own memories or mementos.”

For details, contact Jon on or 07534 821800.