We would like to wish all our members, friends and supporters a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


We look forward to the
Members' lunch (pre-booked tickets only) at the Roadehouse on
Saturday, 17th January, 2015

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Royal Canadian Air Force

Roade Local History Society has installed a small memorial to commemorate six Canadian airmen who lost their lives when their Wellington bomber was struck by lightning over Roade 70 years ago.

The memorial was dedicated by the Bishop of Brixworth on November 9th.
Click here for more details.

This was followed by an exhibition giving accounts of the tragedy and information about those who died.
Click here for more details.


We are grateful to Roade Parish Council and Sywell Aviation Museum for their assistance in this project.


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We are pleased to announce our

programme of events for 2014-2015.

(This is the latest version as sent with Roade News)


Projects

"Projects" are an important part of our activities and we welcome help with these.
Please see our current list of ongoing and future projects for more information.


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We were very pleased to see so many people enjoying the Roade in 1911 exhibition. Many thanks for all the positive comments written in the visitors' book.
If anyone would like to comment further, please email secretary@roadehistorysociety.org.uk

 

Roade in 1911 details.

Full Circle - connecting people with the screen heritage of the Midlands.

Tucked away in boxes in attics and sheds, cupboards and garages are the filmed records of families and communities which are a uniquely important window into our local and community history.
The Media Archives for Central England (MACE), the regional moving image archive for the East and West Midlands, is seeking 60 partner organisations to look for this valuable material in their own communities as part of a project to find and uncover the hidden filmed heritage of the midlands.
The project will provide new copies of film for depositors and for community use in local schools, community archives and local collections.
It will ensure the long term preservation of the materials found so that it can go on being used by future generations. Roade Local History Society has received several films that qualify for free copying for the owners. We will be holding a film show in the New Year, but meantime would welcome talking to anyone who has potentially suitable films that they may no longer be able to view and would like converted to DVD.  This covers films of such things as public events, shows, gatherings, scenes, etc in Northamptonshire, but does not include films of holidays or family.

ALTHOUGH THIS PROJECT FINISHED IN MARCH 2013, FILMS ARE STILL BEING SOUGHT.
If anyone has film that should be preserved or you would like copying to DVD, please contact our Secretary (see the Contacts page).



The launch, in September 2009, of our publication ‘Roade Through the Camera’ was very successful and currently over 900 books have been sold. Copies can be purchased in the village at T & H Newsagents in the High Street or by post – please see our Publications page for further details.
We are building a comprehensive archive of photographs and documents about Roade for research and publication. To date we have produced 'Roade Roll of Honour’, ‘Roade Through The Camera’ and 'Roade Village Scrapbook 1953'.
We also have a library of back issues of various local history magazines and publications available on loan to members.




We have been organising events related to local history since May 2005. These normally cover Roade and its environs and sometimes the wider county. A feature of events has been 'Sons and Daughters of the Village": presentations by residents, past and present, who have created  history in their lifetime or have interesting reminiscences about their life in Roade.

Events take place every month (except August) and start at 7.30pm in St Mary"s Church Hall, unless otherwise stated. Non-members are very welcome. Entry is £3.00 per person for non-members or £2.00 for members and refreshments are available.


For details of our next event, please see What's On or Roade News or the Notice Boards around Roade.