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

We welcome requests for information from our extensive archive for personal use.  We require enquirers to become members (£10 per annum) after which they may order material from archive handlist for a 12 month period.  The minimum charge is £5 which includes up to five items plus the £10 for membership.  Please complete the Archive Information and Membership Form.  If the enquirer is requesting material for use other than personal, then permission is required and the enquirer should complete the Request for the Commercial Supply of Images Form, which indicates the scale of charges (minimum £12). On receipt of the completed form and payment, WHC will issue a licence for the commercial use of material. Please do not use the general 'Find & Contact' form for archive enquiries. 

The archive is a 'live' resource and is updated monthly by a team of volunteers.  Therefore, it is recommended that enquirers regularly check the downloadable handlist on the website. 

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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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