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Railways

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Sharnbrook during WW2

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Land Ownership

Project plan being developed around the following mind map:

 

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Census 1911 & Land Valuation

This is a sequel to the first Census project ; the data from the 1911 census has now been published and will be put through the same transcription and verification processes ; additional columns will be created to handle the extra data about numbers of children in the current marriage. A new Census DVD will be created and it will include other data sources on population data including the 1910 Land Valuation records which show property ownership as well as current property residents.

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Methodist Church Centenary

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High Street Businesses

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Review Magazine

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Community Dig

The techniques use din the HEFA prject could easilt be extrapolated to further test pits within the community. Volunteers from around the village agreed to dig pits in their own gardens or to assist with pits on open ground. This allowed us to investigate parts of the village not covered by the earlier HEFA activity.

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Law & Order

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HEFA/Digging Up our Past

The Archaeology Department at Cambridge University has been leading this project across other parts of East Anglia and Sharnbrook is to be the first site in BEdfordshire. The concept is that the project si supervised by ACA staff but the digging ofthe test pits is done by pupils from local schools. After training the pupils get two days of dogging then a visit to the University to hear the results of the work and to experience a University environment.

The intention is to investigate multiple sites around the village over a period of years. The results from each pit will be aggregated to determine a profile of habitation across the village with time.

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