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The Heathcote School Collection is very rich in memories. It includes all the photographs and artwork displayed in the exhibition at the school preceding its closure in 1987 (65/1-2). All the material has been indexed by name and subject. We also have a large collection of colour transparencies showing school activities 1956-1987 and aerial photographs of Ash Parish (66/-). There is a selection of highlights from the school log books (70/-). The collection also includes the history of the village, including items as diverse as a newspaper report of a lecture given in 1923 (94/3/1), illustrations of the Methodist Church at various dates (94/27/1-5) and Longacre from the air (94/33/1).
Our collection of maps includes a special map showing the mains drainage scheme in 1954, as well as a variety of Ordnance Survey maps of various dates and scales (74/-).
A selection of newscuttings, 1938-1969, collected by well known Councillor R.F.Tolley makes interesting reading (21/1), as does his collection of election posters and leaflets (21/2).
We have a collection of photographs and cuttings from Ash Vale First School dating from 1958 until its closure (88/-).
We have copies of the fascinating publications of local boy Peter Freeman (111/1/1-7) along with copies of some of his wonderful drawings (111/2/1-2).