Ropley History Network & Archive

Ropley History Network & Archive

                   Exploring – recording – Sharing

            Our plans for Autumn/Winter 2021/2

Come along and learn new skills at our website workshop starting in November –  Launch of live Website in February 2022 –  GDRP

 Successful recent open sessions in September  – Thank you to those who attended our ‘getting together again’ sessions in September!  It was lovely to see many familiar faces and new ones too.  Though the format was the same as previous sessions back in 2019, we hoped that we were also able to show exactly what the Steering Group has achieved  in the meantime and also for everyone to experience the preview of the new website .

Volunteering for workshops – Conserving and digitising archives   Every Tuesday 2-4pm (from November 2nd) The Coffee Rooms, Church Street, Ropley. Thank you to those who have put their name down to help.  We are very excited to finally be getting to the stage where volunteers can now get involved in the project!!

They  will be organising, preserving and learning how to digitize photographs, documents etc, from the existing village archive, owned by Tim Day, and inputing them into our new website.  Then, we will be  enlarging the online archive with other donated records.  We will then be ready to go live for the official launch in February.

If you are interested in being part of this effort, learning some new skills and having a more in depth understanding of the archive, please contact us on our email or just turn up at the sessions every Tuesday afternoon in the Coffee Rooms

Launch Event of the Website and Archive – Thursday 24th February 2022.  From 7 – 9pm Ropley Parish Village Hall.  Please put the date in your 2022 diary with more details coming in the New Year.

New Website  –  Please visit the temporary homepage where you can sign up to our mailing list ( if you have not already done so)  and you will be notified of any news about the Website and it’s archive

GDPRThank you for joining our mailing list – but we want to make sure you still want to be on it.   We endeavour to send out a number of emails each year either with a newsletter or information about forthcoming events or other useful information.  Once our website is launched in February, you may feel it is unnecessary to receive the email notifications and can then ask us to be taken off the list, but if, in the meantime you would like to stay in touch, please do.  But if you, from now, DO NOT want to be on the mailing list please let us know on

If you would like to see a full copy of our GDPR data privacy policy and understand what we do with your data and how we look after it please just let us know and we will send a copy to you.

Training Day at Hampshire Records Office, Winchester. –  Many of you have shown interest in being involved with our project to create the website and digitise many valuable archives of our local area.  With that in mind, the steering group have been offered an opportunity to attend an archive training day organised by Hampshire Records office.  The format of the day is laid out in the other attachment. If you would be interested to attend a day of training like this, (cost £30) please contact us at

West Tisted Parish Church – any archive information please!  We have been asked if any of you might have some photos or other archive information that might assist Ted Woods (West Tisted, Church Warden) who is preparing to update the guide book for St Mary Magdalene.  Apparently, it currently contains very little of West Tisted’s history, so Ted would appreciate any more information that anyone might have.  if you can help, please contact Ted ,

Facebook – Please do keep posting and commenting on photographs and documents from the past

Useful links to online history events

British Association for local history

Hampshire Records office – for December – Live Zoom talk about 1922 census.

Thank you for your continued interest, involvement and support.  

Ropley History Network and Archive Steering Group

Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Ropley Society, Ropley Parish Council and Hampshire Archive Trust.
















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