Digital Image Volunteer needed by Wandle Industrial Museum

WIM

Bring the Wandle photo archives alive at the

Wandle Industrial Museum…

 The Wandle Industrial Museum (WIM) is looking for a volunteer to help them digitise their photo archives. This project will allow the images to be enjoyed by a wider ‎audience online.

The first step will be focussed on the images of the old mills. We hope the volunteer will have these images scanned, retouched and referenced by the end of October 2015.

Once this is complete, there may be other collections that can be digitised…

The role will be based at WIM, next to Vestry Hall, Mitcham, CR4 3UD. The volunteer will be trained to use the equipment and will be joining a friendly group of volunteers every Wednesday 1-4pm.

The volunteer should enjoy IT and be able to make a weekly commitment until at least late October 2015. An interest in heritage and archiving is also desirable.

If you would like to learn more about this role‎ please contact Mick before 11th September:

020 8648 0127

office@wandle.org

Volunteers looking to take on this role will be asked to come into WIM for an informal introduction before any commitment is agreed.

The online archive will be on the Living Wandle webpages on the new Regionl Park website, due to be launched in October this year.

WIM has been in existence for over 30 years and ‎is run entirely on the passion and expertise of its volunteers. The museum works to preserve, store, and interpret the heritage and history of the industries and people of the River Wandle. www.wandle.org.

 The Living Wandle scheme is delivering 19 projects to reconnect local communities with the River Wandle. It is supported by the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Digital Archive Enquiries to LivingWandle@wandsworth.gov.uk, 07500 073049.

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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