Send and Ripley History Society have been publishing a bi-monthly journal about all sorts of aspects of local history for their members since 1975. The committee felt it would be appropriate to invite non-members to enjoy some of our journals during these difficult times. We will send out an electronic version of one of our journals each month for at least the next few months. As our members pay their subscriptions to receive the latest journals we felt it would be fairer to send non-members some past ones – they are not topical newspapers so will hopefully still be of interest.
The first one, attached, is from May 2018. I hope very much that you will enjoy it
Send & Ripley History Society
Who are we?
The society was originally formed in 1975 for the village of Send only and in 1982 Ripley was included in the name as it was originally part of the ancient parish of Send.
The Society is very active, run by a committee of volunteers, many of whom have been involved with the history of the villages for over 40 years. Its aim is to to educate the public in the history of the ancient parish of Send and Ripley and of any nearby parishes. Considerable research has been conducted over the years and is fully documented by way of the many articles, which have been written by members.
2020 CONTENTS | No. 275
Editorial Cameron Brown
Ripley Then and Now Cameron Brown
My Grandfather Harry Cakebread Trevor Tice
Pigeon House Cottage, the Warf and the Cart Bridge Alan Cooper
National Schools of Send and Ripley Revisited Cate Devey
Connaughtʼs Garage – A Burglar’s Note Cameron Brown and Clare McCann
The Rector of Ockham’s Daughter and Her Romance with Her Father’s Groom Richard Christophers
Plagues, Pandemics, Cures Clare McCann
Dressing the Send Blacksmith Alan Cooper
A Christmas Quiz Alan Cooper
plus regular features including: 40 Years Ago, Letters, Museum News, Where Is It? / What Is It? and more.
This is a new feature to enable the journals to be searched using keywords. With over 273 journals available, it is a huge task to index them all so only 300 words have been uploaded so far to try it out. If we receive positive feedback then more keywords and links will be added.
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‘I would ask members to contact me (Clare McCann 01483 728546 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for an appointment (this does not have to be a Saturday or a morning). The main room of the museum will be solely for those visiting and the steward will either be outside or in the library area, which is now cordoned off. Could you please bring a mask (although masks are available for a small donation if you forget).Sanitizer is available and I will allow time between appointments to clean surfaces.Read More
Sir Anthony Browne: The Man Who Was Given SEND and RIPLEY as a Present!
The amazing story of GORDON STEWART and THE GREAT DANES OF SEND MANOR
Gordon Stewart made a fortune in the early 20th century running what became the largest car dealership in the UK. Amongst many other pursuits, he used this wealth to set up – in Send – the UK’s largest kennel for Great Danes.
Ripley Museum has been given official ‘Ripley Museum is an Arts Council England accredited museum’ on 12 July 2018
The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. It defines good practice and identifies agreed standards, thereby encouraging development. It is a baseline quality standard that helps guide museums to be the best they can be, for current and future users.
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