Village Life Archives
These are the contents of the Village Life archives
Christmas Shows programs and photographs 2004-2017
Parish Magazine October 1989 - Summer 1993
Richardson Collection photographs: Fetes, parties etc. (9 pages)
Skittle Alley / Village Hall letter 18/04/1985
VE day anniversary 1995 photograph albums (2)
Vanstone Trophy football program 1985
Village Fete 2009 photograph album
Village Fete photographs, various dates
Village Hall extension papers 1991-1993
There may be some duplication of actual images in the above list. As
time goes on and the list is refined a more detailed index will emerge
The Village Fete
The fete has been a feature of the village in many years, and the archive contains many photographs, especially for fetes this century. The are also a few for earlier years. Shown below is a small selection.
Plays and Panto
Villagers have been performing on stage for at least the last 60 years, as the archive holds photographs dating back to the mid-1950's. In those days those involved were called The Orchard Players; since the mid-1980's they have been known as The Abbotsham Players. Many of the 1950's photographs are of now unknown productions, and although there are very many photographs of the Christmas pantomimes since 2004 in the archive, the Abbotsham Players' earlier productions from 1987 are hardly represented at all. Here is a small sample of the photographs held.
The Abbotsham Players
2005: Dick Twitington, the finale 'All's well that ends well' 2009: Sound of Abbotsham, the penultimate scene 'The competition'
2009: Scrooge, a scene in the workhouse 2011: Red Riding Hood, in 'Grandma's cottage' with the wolf
The 1950's, possibly the Orchard Players
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