For those of you who have not visited before, the Caldecott archive is kept by the Planned Environmental Therapy Trust [PETT] at Barns House, Toddington, Gloucestershire, and these archive 'weekends' are held there. The Trust provides accommodation in twin bedrooms, and the Caldecott Association pays for the accommodation.
The accommodation block has a small kitchen, and some people prefer to self-cater, but if at least 6 people [or sometimes fewer] attend the Trust will provide meals. The charge for this is £25 per day, but the Association will pay that charge for anyone attending an archive 'weekend' for the first time.
Those attending will be able to view the archive, and also to join in the task of processing the many photos and documents that have been [and still are being] contributed. This may involve scanning items onto a computer, or completing catalogue forms, etc.,but not everything requires computer skills; it is for instance useful to have people who are able to identify the people in old photos.
There will also of course be the opportunity to meet with old friends in circumstances that allow for more socialising than at a one-day reunion attended by far more people.
Some people choose to attend for the whole duration, but there is no obligation to do so; if you live near enough, you could attend just for one day.
We may [and some of us certainly will] arrive on the evening of 25 July. We may stay all day on 29 July, but will be asked to vacate our rooms by 10 a.m. so that they may be prepared for new visitors.
Please let Barry Northam know:-
1. Whether you will be coming and if so:-
2. When you will arrive
3. How long you will be staying
4. Whether you would like meals or would prefer to self-cater.