Diamond Jubilee History Book
As the date of the Diamond Jubilee approaches, Avon Dassett Local History Group are aiming to produce a new, completely updated history of the village as a community project involving residents of all ages in the research, transcription and analysis of sources, as well as the writing and presentation. In keeping with the digital age, the booklet will be supplemented by full transcriptions of sources, oral histories, photographs and maps on the Local History group area of the Avon Dassett Parish website.
It will be a professional history rather than the largely anecdotal version produced in 1977 for the Silver Jubilee. But, it will involve the whole community with residents encouraged to research the history of their houses; a series of talks by experts; practical activities such as landscape mapping and recording; an imaginative writing competition in conjunction with The Dassett School and Bishops Itchington Primary School and a presentation at a symposium on parish history at the University of Warwick in May 2012.