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Frank Herrmann

6th May 2017

Frank Herrmann, who did so much to support the Plume Library and in particular the Friends, died on 23rd April after a long illness.

The funeral  will take place on Tuesday 9th May, at 3pm at Woodham Walter church. Black is not compulsory. Donations can be made to the Gurkhas.

The Archive Project

22nd April 2017

The Library is pleased to announce that that our recent application to the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust has been successful. This will enable staff and volunteers to make significant progress with the conservation and cataloging of the archive.

This money, together with a grant from the Friends of Thomas Plume’s Library, a bequest from Catherine Whitworth Jones and a contribution from the Trustees will enable us to finish the project which has been a goal of the Library’s Trustees for some time.
On completion of the project, which is expected to be by January 2018, it will be possible to make these items available to our users and make them known via the OPAC. This will be a real achievement and will make this valuable resource available to academics, students, and local and family historians for the first time.