Put a snap of life on the web

PEOPLE in Pill and Easton-in-Gordano are being asked to help capture life in the village for a special internet archive. The Community Forum - set up as part of the drive to create a parish plan for the village - wants to collect photographs of the area s

PEOPLE in Pill and Easton-in-Gordano are being asked to help capture life in the village for a special internet archive.The Community Forum - set up as part of the drive to create a parish plan for the village - wants to collect photographs of the area so it can set up an on line archive of what it's like to live in Pill and Easton-in-Gordano.The group is asking villagers to go out armed with cameras in a bid to capture village life and to also submit pictures of the area in years gone by.Archive co-ordinator Charles Exley said he hoped the archive would act as a real resource to people - not just from Pill but around the country - to see how the area has changed over the decades.Mr Exley said: "We are hoping for all sorts of photos to be submitted, ones of modern day life and those which show the village as it was years ago. "We also want to include events which take place in the village such as the regatta and the rag."We want to feature some of the villager's characters."Mr Exley said it wasn't just the Pill and Easton-in-Gordano area which he wanted to feature.He added: "We are also looking for pictures from the surrounding areas."One classic example is Royal Portbury Dock and how that has changed over the years and the impact it has had on the local community. We plan to start off with just stills, but it is possible that in the future video clips of village life will also be included on the site."A pro forma to submit photographs is available on the village website at www.easton-in-gordano.org.ukPhotos can also be sent direct to Mr Exley by contacting him on 01275 372021. All photos will be scanned and returned.A skeletal form of the archive can be visited at www.flickr.com/photos/yourvillagephotosMr Exley added: "We are appealing to people to take a few minutes to look through their snaps and let them see the light of day on the village archive so the community as a whole can share people's memories.


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