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FARNSFIELD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Many local historians and History Societies (including Farnsfield Local History Society) are getting increasingly concerned by the loss and destruction of old title deeds and documents.
This has recently accelerated with the introduction of compulsory land registration.
Registration of Title means that once registration has been completed the old deeds and documents are no longer required. Before compulsory registration the title deeds were essential and were most commonly held by Building Societies or other lenders. Now they do not wish to clutter their storage space and are returning old deeds to the property owners where they are in danger of loss or destruction.
Old title deeds are very useful in establishing how a community grew and developed. They also give a snapshot of how our predecessors lived.
Farnsfield Local History Society want to try and build up such a picture by obtaining and storing unwanted old deeds and documents, or just borrowing them. So it is asking anyone who holds such items relating to Farnsfield and its immediate neighbourhood to pass them on to the Society so that they can be studied and any useful information recorded.
If you are willing to pass on old deeds to the Society please contact David and Judith Milnes at Long Acre, Main St., Farnsfield, telephone no. 01623 882454 or email to email@example.com.
Please take a look at the new photo album page. We are experimenting with different ways of displaying the hundreds of Farnsfield Photographs, pictures and images we have gathered that portray Farnsfield’s history. In time each image will appear in the appropriate page of the web site. This page will remain though to allow you to browse the images at your leisure. Please take a moment to let us know what you think.
Also, if you have any photographs to add to the collection please let us know, whether it is your village society or one of the many events where Farnsfield “celebrated” such as the Millennium, the Queen’s coronation or jubilee celebrations