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Cover of Sept 2017 newsletter

Use this link to read the online version of the June 2017 Newsletter, with colour photographs.

Use this link to read the online version of the July 2017 Newsletter, with colour photographs.

Use this link to read the online version of the September 2017 Newsletter, with colour photographs.

Use this link to read the online version of the October 2017 Newsletter, with colour photographs



Back Copies of the Newsletter - an archive

 

 


 

 

Back copies of the Newsletter

 

As most of you will know, there is a superb local studies library collection in the Lion Yard Library, Cambridge, called The Cambridgeshire Collection. This is the ideal place to research anything connected with Cambridgeshire history.

Among the most interesting sources of of information for current and future historians are contemporary newspapers, magazines and newsletters. We have in the past deposited copies of the Dry Drayton Village Newsletter in the Cambridgeshire Collection, but sadly there is far from a complete run of them.

The Newsletter was started in February 1975 by Peter Cornwall, the then headmaster of the Village School. In the first issue, an A5 sized production, Peter said, prophetically, "This is the first of what I hope will be many Newsletters. It is a Newsletter for the School, but also has items of interest for the community at large and I hope that it is developed further so that the village organisations will consider it as a means of communication" Over 400 issues later and it is living up to that expectation.

The Cambridgeshire Collection has a bound volume of the first 47 issues of the newsletter, and a box file with an incomplete later run. Cambridgeshire Collection staff have offered to have later copies bound if we can make up the run. A project was launched via the Newsletter in January 2003 listing the missing copies and asking people in the village to search their attics, garages and garden sheds for them. Thanks to the generosity of John Hacker, Mrs Hamit, Pam Ducker and Mr and Mrs Johnston, over 100 old copies of the Newsletter were found and deposited. However, some 44 back copies have yet to be found. The table below shows the copies in the Cambridgeshire Collection and those still outstanding.

If you have any copies for the Cambridgeshire Collection, you can drop them into the Cambridge Central Library in the Lion Yard or phone Les Waters on 01954 781036 and he will pick them up and take them in for you.

 

Issues Already in the Cambridgeshire Collection Issues still required by the Cambridgeshire Collection
1-47 (bound), 48, 49   
50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59  
60, 61 (Mar 1983), 62, 65, 67, 68 63, 64, 66, 69
70, 71, 73, 74, 78, 79 72, 75, 76, 77
80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89 82
90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99  
100, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 107, 109 103, 108
110, 119 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118,
122, 125, 127, 128, 129 120, 121, 123, 124, 126
130, 135, 139 131, 132, 133, 134, 136, 137, 138
143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 140, 141, 142, 146
150, 151, 152, 153, 155, 156 154, 157, 158, 159
160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169  
170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179  
180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189  
190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199  
200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209  
210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219  
220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229  
230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 237, 238, 239 236
240 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 248, 249 246, 247
250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259  
260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269  
270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279,  
280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 286 (2) 287, 287(2), 288, 289 may not have existed
290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 296(2), 297, 298, 299  
300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309  
310, (w/o number Aug 2007), 311, 312, 313, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319 314 may not have existed
320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329  
330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339  
340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349  
350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359  
360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369  
370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379  
380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389  
390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399  
400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405,  
   
   

Not yet deposited, but ready to go to the Cambridgeshire Collection: 406, 407, 408, 409