Can You Help Us?


Do you have any documents, posters, invoices, letters, postcards, sales brochures, deeds, ration books, military service documents, election pamphlets, parish magazines, school projects, memoirs, artefacts, objects, etc which relate to Elston ?

The Document Archive serves as a record of written and pictorial material which will be a resource for anyone in the future who wants to write a history of Elston, or for researchers, or as a source of material for exhibitions.

If you have anything that you think would fall into these categories we would like to hear from you. We will scan or photocopy any document or take photographs of any artefact, without damage to the original.

You can contact Richard Brooks at

Inevitably, there are large gaps in the Crawford Newsfile. So if you have similarly collected newspaper items of Elston interest or if you have a relative or friend who has, please get in touch with Dave Sankey or Christine Hanby at It doesn’t matter if you have only a few items ; they all help to build up the collection. We will periodically revise the archive, adding in any new information and any more accurate dates.