The Washburn Heritage Centre Archive is a collection of over 4000 items, including:

A large numbers of photos
Original and copied documents, including newspaper cuttings
Other memorabilia and ephemera relevant to the Washburn Valley
Film, video and sound recordings including an extensive oral history project
Paper and electronic copies of numerous temporary exhibitions
The findings of on-site archaeological investigation
References to relevant reference books, some owned by members, some not
References to relevant websites
References to heritage items held by private individuals who may be willing to make them available for borrowing or photographing- e.g. wartime memorabilia and old farm implements

Our Archive is available to all bona fide researchers: other recognised heritage bodies, academic researchers or family members working on their genealogy. Supervised access is possible by arrangement. Enquiries can be made to the Heritage Centre Co-ordinator. Would-be researchers are asked to become members of the Washburn Heritage Centre - subscription £10 per annum.  Contact us for more details. 

If such access were granted it would be conditional on an undertaking not to misuse the items in question nor to use them for personal or commercial gain.

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The Fewston Assemblage is the name given to the sets of skeletal remains and artefacts that had to be removed from the Fewston churchyard in 2009 and 2010 to allow the Washburn Heritage Centre to be built. Read more...

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