Winsford is very fortunate to have a village archive, however, sadly there are many gaps relating to both buildings and events.
So if you have any memoirs, information or pictures that you would be happy to share, we would be very please to hear from you. Any information supplied could be copied so the original would stay with the owner.
Please contact the village archivist at email@example.com or the Online Parish Clerk Mel Mileham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Online Parish Clerk Project
An OPC is a volunteer and should not be confused with the civil Parish Clerk appointed by a Parish Council. An Online Parish Clerk (OPC) researches all the available historical data they can find on a parish, and transcribes records. They may also offer a look up service in response to an email or postal request.
In order to promote further private research, information is made FREELY available to any researcher. This will include census returns, Church register transcripts, bishop’s transcripts, churchwardens accounts, overseers accounts, land tax records, postal directory extracts, church and village histories, in fact anything our volunteers can find which other researchers may find interesting. The OPC scheme encourages people to make transcriptions available on this website, but this is not a pre-requisite to being an OPC. Offering a look up service is an alternative approach as is publishing the information on an OPC’s own website or elsewhere. It takes time to transcribe and accumulate material, an OPC may not yet have full data for all these sources.
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In the summer of 2014 a Commemoration exhibition was held in Winsford. The event bought together a wealth of information and memories of individuals from Winsford’s history.