Tuesday, 1 July 2014

July Meeting

Last night 14 people braved the chilly weather to attend the meeting. We had two visitors, welcome John and Frank. The group is gradually working out the best way to run our meetings, with a committee meeting organised  to work out the kinks. Our finances are doing well, with the account in the black. Not bad for a group that has had five meetings!

Jenni, the local family history librarian, gave a very enlightening talk on Preservation and Storage of Photographs. How many of us are guilty of using  magnetic photo albums or using sticky tape to repair a torn photo?  She showed photos that were damaged, faded or had mould on them and ways to stop them deteriorating further.

Jenni suggested several cheep but safe ways to store our photos, using acid free tissue paper and oven bags! If they are safe enough to cook a chicken in, they are safe for photos and documents. If you used the magnetic photo albums and the photos are really stuck, use fishing line or dental floss to gently lift the photo of the page. Jenni is at the Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre and she  runs different lectures. Give the library a ring or look on their website to see what is on.

Jenni, with a magnetic photo album.
One of the members, Margaret, had show and tell, with two beautifully framed photos and medals combinations. They were the photo, medals and insignia all superbly framed. The place is at Ramsgate, NSW but I didn't get the name.
  Kerin, from the Canterbury & District Historical Society attended and left a flyer about their July 22 meeting. The guest speaker is Cassie Mercer, Editor of Inside History Magazine. Cassie will be talking on Irish Convicts to NSW.
Place: Seniors Citizens Centre, Redman Pde, Blemore.
When 22 July form 7.30pm

Bye for now,

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