The following can be ordered from Elston Village Shop on 01636 525020 or by contacting Dave Sankey at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will go towards continuing the research, including the printing of Heritage Trail leaflets and graveyard and memorial guides after the Lottery grant is exhausted. If you do not live in Elston a small additional charge will be necessary to cover postage and packing.
ELSTON – THEN AND NOW PRICE £10
This book is a hand-sewn, high quality, volume which will still be around in a hundred years time for your great-grandchildren to leaf through. First published in April 2009, it contains sixty seven pairs of pictures, a selection from the images that had been collected over the previous two years from over a hundred individuals and organisations. Time Team’s Guy de la Bedoyere, penned the introduction. Excellent value considering that they cost £13 each to print.
ELSTON – THEN AND NOW : THE MUSICAL DVD PRICE £5
All of the images shown in the book have been put onto a DVD with an added score of reflective classical music. Just stick it in your DVD player, hit the play button, and sit back and watch it on your TV as the pictures and the music flow over you at a leisurely pace. It’s a painless way of showing visitors your village and how it’s changed over the years and a nice accompaniment to the book.
PHOTOGRAPHIC CATALOGUE DVD - UPDATED AND ENLARGED 2013 EDITION PRICE £15
This DVD plays on a computer only and contains the complete set of 34 illustrated catalogues of the Photographic Archive comprising over 3100 images with accompanying text in a series of Word documents, other than about 70 where, for copyright reasons, permission to reproduce the images wasn’t given. Two indexes are included – one in Excel, the other in Word – by which you can find any reference (person, building, object or whatever) using Edit / Find on the toolbar, enabling you to identify which catalogue contains the image. You can also use this to find references within each catalogue.
ELSTON MEMORIES BOXED SET OF 3 DVDs PRICE £15
This is a rare, and perhaps unique, opportunity to hear tales of Elston as it once was and of the people who gave the village its character. The 3 DVDs contain over eight and a half hours of listening and comprise the whole of the 11 interviews with some of Elston’s oldest or longest residents (Mary Peatfield, David Smith, Olive Gilbert, Stan Wright, Alice Walker, Colleen Lievesley, Ivor Walker, Ray Horner, Brenda Castle, Margret Grundmann, Chris Crawford) plus extracts from Margaret Moutrie’s memoirs read by Chris Ditcham. As you listen to it on your DVD player you will be watching hundreds of related images from the photographic archive which illustrate the anecdotes.
ELSTON MEMORIES INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS CD PRICE £5
This CD contains a series of Word documents comprising the transcripts of all eleven interviews plus the readings from Margaret Moutrie's book. It includes a few notes, where necessary, to amplify some of the matters raised in conversation, to explain unanswered questions, or where the interviewee may have been partly inaudible, inadvertently given wrong information or have momemtarily been unable to remember a name or fact.
ELSTON CELEBRATES THE QUEEN'S SILVER JUBILEE DVD PRICE £10
On 7th June 1977 Elston celebrated the Queen's Silver Jubilee with a full day of festivities, which included children's races and games, a pram race, a thanksgiving service, a lunch for senior citizens, a fancy dress parade, a pole climbing competition, a street party, a tug of war, a hog roast, and a disco. The day's events were recorded on cine and video and the footage, which lasts nearly 50 minutes, was converted to DVD format with a classical music score and provides a unique record of the celebrations.
FIFTY YEARS OF ELSTON HISTORY (1965-2014)DVD PRICE £10
A collection of parish magazines, comprising nearly 90% of the 600 editions that have appeared in the last fifty years since they were first printed as monthly news sheets, have been put onto a single DVD, comprising 3,730 individual images. I can’t overestimate what a bargain this is, considering the huge amount of work over a period of 18 months that has gone into scanning the images by Lauren Taylor, Daniel Blair, Richard Brooks, and Christine Hanby, resulting in a near comprehensive record of religious and secular events that have taken place over the last half century, a mine of information for researchers and those with an interest in Elston life. The advertisements also provide a wealth of information about the trades and businesses that have operated in the village at the same time.
CRAWFORD NEWSFILE (1791-2014)CD PRICE £5
From 1920 until she died in 1982, Margery Crawford saved any article in the Newark Advertiser or national papers that mentioned Elston. They vary from a couple of lines to double page spreads, including not only the normal births, engagements, marriages, and deaths but also special features or accounts of events, as well as stories about the people who lived here -- their experiences, their achievements, their tragedies, and their scandals. Together with Ruth Crawford’s, George White’s, and Chris Blackamore’s collections they comprise an almost continuous record of over 900 news items about the village from just after the French Revolution to the present. This CD consists of a series of Word documents and will play only on a computer.
ELSTON HERITAGE TRAIL DVD PRICE £5
In the summer of 2009 the children of Class 4 of Elston All Saints Primary School recorded commentaries on 25 places of interest on the Elston Heritage Trail. Edited into a video of a walk around the village, they provide a young person's guide to Elston's oldest buildings. Lasting around half an hour it can be viewed on your TV via a DVD player. It includes appropriate musical passages during the walk between the stopping points and a few additional historical photographs. The proceeds of sales of this DVD will be donated to All Saints Primary School.
ELSTON VILLAGE HERITAGE PAINTING PRICE £35 (incl mount)
Limited edition prints of David Cook's magnificent and highly detailed watercolour of an aerial view of the village specially commisioned for the Heritage Project and which formed the centrepiece to the heritage trail map are still available. The painting is 11.5" high x 16.5" wide (16.6"high x 22" with mount).