I was made aware of Hazel Churchward’s errata in the Village Pump Summer 2010.
On page 58 Hazel has applied her right to flag some inaccurate entries in the book ‘ A Pictorial History of Newton Longville’ which I researched, wrote and produced with Jimmy Bates between 1991 and 1995.
As with any project that relies on research, both from libraries and local residents, many of whom are no longer with us, it is natural that mistakes can be made.
The reason for publishing this blog is to keep the project alive and for people to share their memories and perhaps fill in gaps in the book itself.
I’m still proud of what we achieved in publishing the book, and it is good to know that it is still useful for people today, even though it is a piece of history itself. I also hope that Hazel feels she has made her point now and understands that I am happy to open an Errata on this site, to make sure that we have addressed any factual inaccuracies.
Unfortunately we can’t list all of Hazel’s items in the Errata, but we have chosen to include those that we believe add value to the context of the original publication, and for those we are grateful.