Stow Parish Archive Commemorative Poppy Display 2015

Stow Parish Archive, having been inspired by the recent Tower of London Great War poppy installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ and their own work on the Great War, wish to erect a commemorative poppy display in the village of Stow. The display would consist of a series of ceramic poppies displayed near ...read more

Stow Parish Archive

Lots of things are going on in Stow Parish Archive. We are collecting all kinds of records connected to the railway from local memories of the old Waverley Route to experiences with the modern construction and the opening of new railway. We are also working hard to get our catalogue online bringing Stow to the ...read more

Stow Parish Archive

Mary  Craig,  our  Community  Archivist,  works  in  the  archive  in  the Reading  Room  in  the  Town  Hall  on  Tuesdays  and  Thursdays.  Mary is focusing on outreach activities and just before Christmas we had a very  successful  session  in  Fountainhall.  We  have  several  interesting projects on the go, one of which involves recording the impact of ...read more

Stow Parish Archive welcomes Mary Craig

With the good fortune of a grant from the Windfarm Community Benefit Fund, Stow Parish Archive is entering a very exciting phase from which we hope the community at large will benefit and enjoy. Stow Parish has its very own Community Archivist which is probably a unique distinction for a place this size. Lucy Stock ...read more

Opening Out Stow Archive

Opening Out Stow Archive

Unveiled at our Annual General Meeting on May 1st were the facsimiles of Cuttings Books dating from 1850 stored on this beautiful lectern. This project was made possible with a grant from the Parish of Stow Windfarm Community Benefit Fund and the generosity and support of Scottish Borders Council Archive Service. The lectern was made ...read more

Stow Parish Archive AGM

Stow Parish Archive Group are holding their AGM and celebrating the completion of “Opening Out Stow Parish Archive Project” funded by the Windfarm Community Benefit Scheme. Witness the unveiling of 163 years of Stow’s History and come and see for yourself what is in the Archive. Everyone is most welcome! Light refreshments will be served. ...read more

Stow Parish Archive on Facebook

Slowly but surely we are getting busier on Facebook. A particular thank you to Ian McL who has posted a number of lovely old photos of people and places around about Stow. Drop by and see what you think! ...read more

Archive news Feb 2013

Stow Parish Archive is now in possession of three beautiful facsimile volumes of Victorian cuttings books. We have commissioned local furniture maker Rob Thomson to create a display unit that will allow members of the public to look at the books whilst keeping them secure. The Windfarm Community Benefit fund that made this work possible ...read more

Grant money update

With grant money from the Windfarm Community Benefit Fund, the Archive Group are forging ahead with creating facsimile copies of the Victorian cuttings books created by the Rev.William Workman who was minister of the parish from 1882 – 1910. Also, we are delighted to announce that Lucy Stock has been appointed as freelance cataloguer, with ...read more

Stow Parish Archive Appointment

Stow Parish Archive are delighted to announce the appointment of Lucy Stock to our post of Cataloguer. Lucy who is originally from Stow has a postgraduate diploma in Museum and Gallery Studies and has been a key person in setting up and developing a reminiscence programme at the National Galleries, and in organising and running ...read more

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