This eHive collection was originally set up as a pilot for a public catalogue. It is unused at the moment, although the project itself is very much alive.
Richmond Park is a magnificent and historic open space in South West London, covering over 2,500 acres. The Richmond Park History Project is a collaboration between the Friends of Richmond Park (www.frp.org.uk) and The Hearsum Family, to create a digital resource relating to the history of the Park, and to put it to use for public benefit. It is a volunteer-led project: the Friends can tap into a wide range of talent.
Since 1997, Daniel Hearsum, who runs Pembroke Lodge in the park as a cafe and functions venue (www.pembroke-lodge.co.uk), has collected around 6,000 very varied objects relating to the history of the park: postcards, books, maps, prints, furniture, letters, domestic items and so on.
We have now catalogued and digitised almost all of this collection, and used it to produce a number of public "outputs".
We have exciting plans. For further information, please visit the website at hearsumcollection.org.uk
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