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The Knight Family Archive Transcription Project has now completed its Phase 3 work, and will take a break until September. The small group of transcribers was invited to Simonsbath on July 7th for a short walk around the area.
We were able to visit the restored White Rock Cottage (built 1820, restored 2019/20), see the Knight memorial in the churchyard, and discuss the ambitious plans that John Knight had for a grand mansion. See here for more on the visit.
Here is a photograph of the group enjoying the unexpected sunshine just by the Barle.
Our u3a can take pride from the fact that we have completed nearly 300 documents from the archive and uncovered many otherwise hidden details of the nineteenth century lives and travails of Simonsbath residents. The team will now take a well-earned rest until September.
An update presentation will be made to the Local History Group meeting in November 2021.
See here for more background on this Project which will enter its third year later in 2021. More volunteers welcome – if any u3a member wishes to join the team of transcribers in the autumn, use the email contact on the web page to find out what is involved – I look forward to hearing from you!