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Alderbury & Whaddon

Local History Research Group

 

 

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AWLHRG does not publish The Fountain. Any queries about the magazine and advertising, etc., should be directed to   alderburyfountain@hotmail.com

 

ARCHIVE ISSUES OF “THE FOUNTAIN”

 

The Alderbury parish magazine first began in 1895, although no issues are known to have survived from that period. The first we have found, after fifteen years of searching, is dated January 1901 – issue VII, part I. Since 1998, I have assembled what is believed to be the most comprehensive collection of Alderbury parish magazines known and spent hundreds of hours over the last ten years or so collecting and scanning them. The present-day magazine is called The Fountain and began in December 1964 with a pilot edition. Since then, it has been produced every month and its contents tell a unique story of activities in the parish, ranging from baptisms, marriages and burials (along with other church activities) to the stories of local clubs and societies and the story of many individuals.

 

As may be expected for a local small-scale magazine, the quality of reproduction varies significantly, particularly in earlier issues when modern computing and Risograph duplicating did not exist. Early copies were produced on typewriters and often copied using techniques such as the Banda Duplicator.

 

Issues of the Fountain and (where we have been able to obtain copies), of the earlier Alderbury Parish Magazine) have now been scanned uploaded. These can be accessed from the links below. Files from 1901 to 1975 have been scanned in black and white, and are mostly under 1MB in size. Those after 1975 tend to be between 2 MB and 5 MB each as they have been scanned in greyscale and colour. Click on the triangle for the issue you want to see. To view files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or later), available free from www.adobe.com. The files on our web site are for viewing only and cannot be printed. Use your browser back button to return to this index page. And if you have any of the missing copies, or find a broken link, do please email us at enquiries@alderburyhistory.org.uk.

 

If you want to make your research easier, or would like copies which can be printed or have sections extracted or copied to use in your own work (subject to copyright fair usage laws), issues are available to purchase on disk. Go to our home page and click on ‘publications’ for details of how to place an order.

 

For copyright reasons, the most recent issues of the Fountain are not provided online. These can usually be purchased as hard copies – please contact the editor at alderburyfountain@hotmail.com.

 

 

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COPYRIGHT

 

All electronic issues of The Fountain are © Peter M Hammond but may be used for personal research, subject to fair usage under UK copyright laws.

 

The copyright of the paper issues from 1964 to October 1998 has been assigned to AWLHRG.

 

The copyright for the issues from November 1998 to the present date lies with the current editor.