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All the volunteer staff at the museum are confident that this DVD will be especially interesting and helpful to those Sutton and Wawne folk and families who have long since left the area for abodes in other parts of the UK and the wider world. Older family members may not have seen these views since they were children themselves, and their own children and grandchildren have probably never seen them at all.
In effect, what you now have is Merrill's book in its entirety, plus several extras, all of which we think will give a balanced and rounded view of the history of both Sutton and Wawne and a good deal of the outlying areas, much of which is still farmland as in former years, albeit - thankfully - not quite as wet as in those times. However, that may well change if recent 'flooding events' are repeated more frequently. Low-lying areas of East Hull now await the future with much trepidation.
In accessing so many copies of files and photographs to compile the extras that have gone onto this disc, it has become more and more apparent that a huge debt of gratitude is owed to Merrill in saving and archiving so much historical information. I've been involved for some 15 years and have always been increasingly, awed for want of a better word, just how much work had gone into compiling the collections in the first place.
Every area I looked into in my quest for appropriate material for this disc has Merrill's thumbprint, or more tellingly her stylish handwriting, over just about everything - card indexes, photo albums, digitised computer files of detailed information - Sutton and Wawne has it all, and that's not counting the achievements of the actual museum room itself with its hundreds of donated artefacts of decades past. Due to her meticulous attention to detail, we have information on every photo included here. It would be hard to overestimate Merrill's contribution to the history of the whole area, and I pay just tribute to her here. The more I find, the more I tip my hat.
We hope you will find the contents herewith enclosed a useful addition to your own Family History Files. Content that will give you and your descendants a little glimpse into a time, not so long past, when villages such as these were almost self-contained units that provided nearly everything a family could need for daily life.
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Please, do enjoy . . . .
The Old School in Sutton on Hull
founded in 1859; built on land donated by
the Harrison-Broadley family of East Yorkshire;
now a Grade II Listed Building
housing the Sutton & Wawne Museum,
the producers of this DVD
and where we assist people discover their heritage
and Family History every week on Fridays