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"Snapshots in Time"

This book was produced to mark the Millennium and to try to capture the memories and changing way of life of an English Village during the twentieth century. The research co-ordinator and project manager was Veronica Oliver ; it was written by Judith Pardoe ; and historical research was by Rosemary Mullett. Help and support were provided by many other members and their families.

AB WI book

Consisting of 48 A4 pages plus cover, the book is illustrated with colour and black-and-white photographs and drawings, and brings up to date the WI "Scrapbook" which was written in 1951 to celebrate the Festival of Britain. It describes the history of the village and its river crossing, farming, local industries and village organisations. A few of Acton Bridge's notable buildings, its two pubs and the railway have their stories, and the book ends with the Hazel Pear Wood being planted to mark the new Millennium.

AB WI book

Assistance with the publishing costs was received from Millennium Festival Awards for All, and many residents and friends of the village provided generous sponsorship and subscriptions.

"Snapshots in Time" was published by Cheshire Country Publishing, ISBN 0 949001 15 5, price £10.00 and there were also a few copies in Northwich Library. The book was reprinted more recently, and (subject to availability) a copy is presented by the WI to new residents of the Village, as part of their Welcome Pack.

© Acton Bridge Women's Institute 2000

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