Monday, September 24, 2012

A Major update of the Flamstead Pages

Earlier this month I visited Flamstead, in part to get more practice using my new camera, and took a series of pictures which will soon be going online. However before I could do this the Flamstead page was in danger of getting too large and needed a major  update, which has now been done:

  • The Flamstead "home" page now has a comprehensive menu (shared with the other Flamstead pages) and a description of the village written in 1807. More external links are included in the menu. The old material on the church and Beechwood Park have been moved out and replaced with thumbnail picture links, and a list of answers linking to people connected with Flamstead is given.
  • The new St Leonard's page contains the previously displayed pictures and text, plus a description of the church from 1880 and some new links.
  • An additional page with high resolution illustrations of St Leonard's church circa 1902, plus the text of a letter describing the urgently needed repairs, after part of an arch fell onto the pulpit!
  • The new Beechwood Park page includes the previously displayed picture, plus a description written in 1880 and some relevant links.
  • The Flamstead in 1746 page was left unchanged.
  • The pages for the books  Flamstead - its church and history A New History of Flamstead and Flamstead - The Listed Buildings were updated and reformatted.
  • All the answer pages relating to Flamstead were checked and the older answers were reformatted and linked to the Flamstead "home" page.
The current plan is to load high resolution modern images of Flamstead (including the church) onto Geograph, with brief descriptions associated with each, and when this is done place selected smaller images and links on the relevant pages on this site - with an announcement on this newsletter.

I am also considering posting information about the Burchmore family and their extensive grave plot in the churchyard including the grave of my ancestor Thomas Burchmore (1729/30-1806) - but this will have to join the queue of other significant updates.

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