Its always good to start a new year with an idea of what you intend to do. February began our 9th year as a group. Hopefully these are more than New Year Resolutions. So at our February meeting we set our objectives for the year as:
- Viscount Snowden sign to be painted( completed 15/02/11) and cairn renovated (May to August)
- Group walk on Keighley Road (New Road Side) to further record shops and businesses. (May)
- Compile a Cowling Pennine Way history leaflet for B&B’s in time for Easter bookings. Group set up – (1/2 of leaflet completed and printers approached 14/02/11)
- Commence digital photography of historic sites. Group set up (May – Sept)
- Begin new research topic. Group to be set up. (Sep – Dec)
We have made sure that our objectives are in line with our aims:
- Record Cowling History
- Share Cowling History
- Announce Cowling’s place in history through our website and other forms of communication.
The fact that two of these objectives are well under way is great news.
During the last month we have placed our pictures from the old village hall into storage as a result of the burst pipes in the hall and its general heating problems. A request was received and answered regarding the age of Lumb Mill Farm barn. Information regarding the group’s needs in a new village hall were given to the fundraiser. Lothersdale over 60′s requested an illustrated talk from our group. A November date was arranged.
Monthly subscriptions for the group were discussed. At present we are not covering the hire of the room with our income. Afer a variety of solutions were put forward a member suggested that monthly subscriptions be kept and raised from £1 to £1.50. This appears a large increase. It was however pointed out it was in line with other group fees and that it was the first rise in eight years. It was passed unanimously.
We are still searching for a three-drawered filing cabinet for our continued storage. New avenues had been pursued without success.
Finally some copies of very interesting documents were brought by a member. These were:
- Local poor Law information 1830′s
- Formation of Cowling Committee Against Conscription 1914-18
- Cowling Under the Norman Kings (early history of the parish) – Craven Herald 1/10/1926)
These will in due course be copied onto this website.