Wincobank Chapel Archive
Keith Lemm has looked after the Wincobank Chapel Archive for years so it was really good that he was pleased with the new protective packaging that we have been able to purchase with our HLF funding. We have begun to catalogued the items and the next phase will be to transfer the information onto a database. One day we hope to have an online archive but it seems a long way off just now. Nevertheless, we are making great strides and everyone is very pleased.
Visitors love to pick up the items to inspect the old documents so we have put the most fragile items in acid free polyester wallets and secured them in a special ringbinder box folder. That way the pages can be turned and the box lifted up but with luck everything will stay where it is put.
The Chapel archive includes the Minute Books of the chapel, the various social clubs and youth clubs. Early copies of Conveyance Documents and the Deed of Trust from 1880, Notices, Order of Service Sheets, news cuttings and numerous photographs spanning the decades. Additional record Books and Accounts are in the Sheffield Archives. We also have a growing collection of documents, photographs and even a framed carrrier bag from a local greengrocer, long since gone, all of which have been donated by local people.