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NEWPORT BYGONES (Introduction)

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The Bygones collection was formed by Mr Terry Searle a long term resident of Newport and an avid collector of documents, pictures, photographs and artefacts connected with his adopted village.  The collection is very large with well over 2000 items of all sizes and description. It is a valuable store of Newport information of all types for the late 18, 19 and 20'th centuries.

When Terry retired, he decided to move from Newport and donated his collection to the Newport Local History Group.This very generous donation was conditional on it being kept in the village and made as accessible as circumstances would allow.The collection has never been exhibited in full though parts could be seen for a number of years in the Station Rd Maltings and a successful major exhibition was staged at the Village Hall.Regrettably, a redevelopment plan for the Maltings neccesitated removal of the exhibits to a storage area.Also the absence of a suitable permanent exhibition site in the Village has caused the collection to be dispersed among members of the LHG.Consequently, the various items cannot easily be viewed though it is hoped that following the complete redevelopment of the Village Hall it will be possible to have a rotating exhibition.

The LHG is continuing to add to the collection.Accessions to date include copies of several sets of original deeds for significant properties in Newport, copies of sales information on properties in the village, a collection of 120 post cards of the locality and a collection of images of post cards.It is expected that the collection will continue to grow and a catalogue of accessions to it will be prepared and added to the original one.

The collection is physically organised into:

1.Volumes containing photographs, post cards etc normally, not always with a connecting theme e.g. Volume 29 is concerned entirely with Shortgrove.

2.Rolls which contain large items which are otherwise difficult to store.

3.Collections which are generally artefacts which are kept together.

4.Frames which are generally collections of related items which were formerly displayed in glazed frames originally displayed at the Station Maltings.

INDEX TO VOLUMES

VOLUME 1 Newport History
VOLUME 2 Newport History
VOLUME 3 Newport History
VOLUME 4 Newport Registers; banns
VOLUME 5 Newport Registers; baptisms, marriages, burials
VOLUME 6 Newport Registers; memorial inscriptions in Newport Churchyard
VOLUME 7 Newport Registers; copy of burial register
VOLUME 8 Newport Church Magazines
VOLUME 9 Newport Church Magazines
VOLUME 10 Newport Registers
VOLUME 11 Newport Registers Census forms for Newport
VOLUME 12 Newport Registers
VOLUME 13 A History of Newport by Monica Bayley
VOLUME 14 Census forms
VOLUME 15 The Searle Folder
VOLUME 16 Family History
VOLUME 17 Newport News & Negatives
VOLUME 18 Miscellaneous papers
VOLUME 19 Miscellaneous photos
VOLUME 20 Essex Wills
VOLUME 21 Large Photographs
VOLUME 22 St Mary's Church 900; (Celebration of 900 years)
VOLUME 23 Miscellaneous booklets
VOLUME 24 Assorted items
VOLUME 25 Miscellaneous papers
VOLUME 26 Miscellaneous papers
VOLUME 27 Tennis Club
VOLUME 28 Hanchett file
VOLUME 29 Shortgrove
VOLUME 30 Large photographs and news cuttings
VOLUME 31 New accessions

INDEX TO ROLLS.

ROLL 1 THE SEARLE FAMILY TREE (RETAINED BY T SEARLE)
ROLL 2 AERIAL PICTURES
ROLL 3 MUSIC BY F L NAIRN
ROLL 4 MISCELLANEOUS PLANS & MAPS
ROLL 5 MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS TRANSFERRED TO FLAT FILE
ROLL 6 LARGE TRANSCRIPTION OF 1786 MAP
ROLL 7 THOMAS REED ADVERTISEMENT
ROLL 8 LARGE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS

INDEX TO COLLECTIONS

COLLECTION 1 ARTEFACTS
COLLECTION 2 BOOKS
COLLECTION 3 COINS (RETAINED BY T SEARLE)
COLLECTION 4 BOOKLETS
COLLECTION 5 COPIES OF NEWPORT NEWS

INDEX TO FRAMES (AT MALTINGS)

FRAMES 1 - 101 DOCUMENTS, PHOTOGRAPHS & MAPS
ITEMS 1-2 ARTEFACTS

Terry produced a catalogue of his collection on two floppy discs. The discs mirror the above structure and contain a series of files.Each file contains tables or text identifying the content on an individual basis. That catalogue has been upgraded by David Evans who succeeded Terry as Newport Village Recorder and saved on a single CD-ROM. Although this upgrade, which includes the principal accessions since Terry's departure, is more robust and accessible, it remains word-processor based and searches are somewhat tedious. The following table cross-references the two versions of the catalogue:


Table of Concordance between the original (two discs) and revised catalogue
(one CD-ROM).

New catalogue file  name

Original Catalogue file name

Disc  No.

bygones catalogue

Index for Disc 1 and Total Items

Index for Disc 2

1

2

Volume 1

Volume 1 Newport History

1

Volume 2

Volume 2 Newport History

1

Volume 3

Volume 3 Newport History

1

Volume 4 5 6 & 7

Volume 4/5/6 Newport Registers

1

Volume 8

Volume 8 Newport Church Magazines

1

Volume 9

Volume 9 Newport Church Magazines

1

Volume 10 11 12

Volume 10/11/12 Church Magazines

1

Volume 13

Volume 13 History of Newport by Monica Bayley, 1947

1

Volume 14

Volume 14 Census Forms for Newport

1

Volume 15

Volume 15 Searle Folder

1

Volume 16

Volume 16 Family History

1

Volume 17

Volume 17 Newport News Negatives

1

Volume 18

Volume 18

1

Volume 19

Volume 19

1

Volume 20

Volume 20 Essex Wills Total

1

Volume 21

Volume 21 Large Photographs

1

Volume 22

Volume 22 Church 900

1

Volume 23

Volume 23

1

Volume 24

Volume 24 Collection of Different Items

1

Volume 25

Volume 25

1

Volume 26

Volume 26

1

Volume 27

Volume 27 Tennis Club

1

Volume 28

Volume 28

1

Volume 29

Volume 29 Shortgrove

1

Volume 30

Volume 30

1

Volume 31

Not applicable (New Accessions)

Rolls

Rolls 1 to 8

2

Collection 1

Collection number 1

2

Collection 2

Collection number 2

2

Collection 3

Collection number 3 Coins in the collection

2

Collection 4

Collection number 4

2

Collection 5

Collection number 5 Newport News

2

Frames & Items

Frames and Items at the Maltings

2

This information has also been converted to a database, searchable format suitable for display on the RUH website and, therefore, is accessible to a wider audience.  Due to its size it has been split into two parts.

You can find both by selecting the boxes at the top of this page marked 'Newport Bygones database part 1
'  or 'Newport Bygones database part 2'. 


The RUH website may be found at: 
http://www.recordinguttlesfordhistory.org.uk

It must be stressed that individual items are not readily accessible and can only be viewed by bona fide researchers by special arrangement via the Newport Village Recorder


David Evans; Newport Village Recorder : newportsxrec@yahoo.co.uk



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