Our Oxhey wins national award

Best Online Archive 2011

By Beverley Small

Our Oxhey Group at CAHG Conference 2012
by Beverley Small
Our Oxhey stall at OVEG Fayre
by Beverley Small
Online demonstration of Our Oxhey
by Beverley Small

Our Oxhey was presented with the award for the Best Online Community Archive 2011 at the Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG) Conference on 27th June 2012

The website aims to provide a sustainable forum for people to share and enjoy memories and photographs of Oxhey. Without a museum in Oxhey and little written history, the website has provided a forum to share and celebrate and to preserve local history for future generations. The judges considered the website ‘shouted enthusiasm’ and urged all with an interest in presenting local history to ‘take a look’.

Statistics as of May 2012

  • The website has been visited by people from 84 countries
  • The number of visits to the website has now reached 11,622. These visitors have viewed 91,544 pages
  • They have added 274 comments to the pages within the site

This online activity has been supported by tea parties, local history days, stalls at Summer Fairs, involvement with local junior schools and adult learners, articles in community newsletters and memory gathering exercises at the local over 50s social club, the Clitheroe Club.  Most recently members of the Our Oxhey Group spoke to 169 people at the Oxhey Village Environmental Group Summer Fayre which took place on 16th June.

Thanks to all who have helped

The website was created as part of the Herts Memories project to record and celebrate the history and memories of the people of Hertfordshire.  Our Oxhey is run by a group of volunteers and staff from Hertfordshire Libraries and Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies.  The software is provided and supported by Community Sites.  The project was originally funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Many local residents, present and past, have helped and supported us, added their memories and photos and their comments.  Thank you everyone!

Special thanks to David, Rosie, Sue W, Sue G and Llinos

This page was added on 26/06/2012.

Comments about this page

  • Paul, yes that me! spent many a happy hour trudging round Carpenders Park. Roger, I recognise the names – Fred Perry – longlife QPR supporter- used to pump petrol at Len Bonners garage.

    By Neil Hamilton (21/12/2012)
  • Mr Neil Hamilton….as in PC Hamilton per chance?

    By Paul Millbank (18/12/2012)
  • A lovely website, well thought out. I was the milkman for the aforementioned Clitheroe Club in the 60s. Happy days. Oh, by the way, I remember the “Partridge” pub opening on the “posh” side of the tracks. I used to drink there with Fred Perry, Reg the baker, Gerry the Spar manager, Len Bonner the garage owner and many more. The pub opened on Dec. 17th 1967.

    By Roger Brown (15/10/2012)
  • Many congratulations again, Bev, to you and all your team members. It’s a brilliant website and one which I’ve enjoyed visiting on numerous occasions, so keep up the splendid work! Also, I appreciated the excellent displays at the recent launch of “Poor but Proud” in the ASCEND Building. Well done to all concerned.

    By John Swain (05/07/2012)
  • Well done – well deserved

    By Neil Hamilton (02/07/2012)
  • Congratulations ‘Great Achievement’

    By Arthur Hall (02/07/2012)

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