For a variety of reasons I can no longer spend the same amount of time as in the past on my research and updating this website, though I DO still explore our local history and continue to find new historic items of interest. e.g.from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
which now publishes items online.
It is still my intention to update existing pages on the Leverstock Green Chronicle website and to add new information as and when time permits. With Social Media, and the digitisation of many national archives new information and images surface regularly. AS well as saving all this information to my computer, I ensure all new information is documented and printed and added to the growing number of Chronicle Archive Albums. The contents of these albums are catalogued and added to a spread sheet enabling myself (or anyone else in the future) to readily find the information, even should the website itself no longer exist.
As a result of the Covid Pandemic, everyday life for Leverstock Green's residents has changed in many ways. I have been recording what I usually do, but also the many photographs which have been posted on the LGVA Facebook page ( among others)showing the village, Bunkers Park, Longdeans, Blackwater Wood and their own gardens as well as special occassions and glimpses of wildlife they perhaps would not have made whilst working elsewhere. These photos give a real insite into life here during the pandemic, plus a pictorial record of the changing seasons etc. As well as saving all this information for the Village Archive, it has also been forwarded to HALS as part of their Covid Catalogue.
IIf YOU have any information relating to Leverstock Green's history and members of your family who lived here, including photographs, ephemera etc. please contact me so I can arrange a meeting and/or exchange email addresses so I can include your information in my archive of Leverstock Green's history.
Thankyou, Barbara Chapman 03/07/2021