Archive for June, 2011

A request from Pontypool Museum

June 2, 2011

I recently received an email from Mary Mahabir who is working on the Community Project at the Pontypool Museum:

I was looking at your blog and wondered if it would be possible to post something on there for our Pontypool Townscape Community Project?

The project is all about saving the old photos, documents and artefacts relating to where people lived, worked and went to school in the Pontypool area. The PTCP will photograph or scan the documents, pictures and artefacts and store the images/information on a database for future generations to access – all items etc. are returned. We’re also creating a new archive in the museum for any items or papers that people wish to donate or loan to us. 

If any members of your blog could help with our project, I’d be very grateful.

 Best wishes

 Mary Mahabir

Pontypool Townscape Community Project

Many visitors to this blog have been very helpful in the past in sending me emails with useful information for my blog and also quite a lot of photographs. If anyone can help with the project I’m sure  the project officers will be very grateful.

I suggest that you contact the museum direct if you think you might have something of interest. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Here are the contact details:

email for project:   ptcp@live.co.uk
telephone:  01495 752036
address:  Park Road Pontypool NP4 6JH

Here is some information about the project:

PONTYPOOL TOWNSCAPE COMMUNITY PROJECT

An exciting, two year project to collect, catalogue and digitise documents and photographs of Pontypool town and its surrounding settlement areas.

With a Heritage Lottery Grant and in conjunction with Torfaen County Borough Council, two part time project officers, a team of volunteers and the people of Pontypool, we have embarked on this two year community project to make up a detailed digital resource of the historic development of the Pontypool Townscape.

To research the historically important evidence of the Townscape of Pontypool, we are asking local people to bring in any interesting pictures, documents, deeds, leases and even rent books, whether for business, shops or housing in the area. The museum would like to copy and record this information for future generations to use. We also aim to gather all this historically significant evidence to create an exhibition to be held in the museum at the end in 2012.

For more information or to book a free talk about the Pontypool Townscape Community Project ring Mary or Peter on 01495 752036.