Time capsule, 1940s lunch and heritage walks - Rocklands Community Shop celebrates history week
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A village has celebrated its heritage with a week of events tracing its roots and reflecting on days gone by.
A village has celebrated its heritage with a week of events tracing its roots and reflecting on days gone by.Rocklands Community Shop, helped by others in the village, put on talks, dances and lunches as part of last week's festivities.
It included the burial of a time capsule, filled with art and work by Rockland Primary School pupils, local bands' music, a copy of the EDP and photographs of the time, which will be dug up in 100 years time.
Michelle Maher, one of the duty managers at the shop and one of the organising team, said: 'We thought that we would like to do something celebrating the village that we live in and its interesting history.
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'There are lots of people living in the village that have stories to tell. It's all part of building the community which is what we like to do at the shop. We hold events regularly and like to be part of the community rather than just being here.'
On Monday, schoolchildren listened to a resident of the village whose family ran the shop in its former use as a bakery, while on Tuesday, ramblers grabbed maps and took a historic tour of the village.
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It was a trip back in time on Thursday, as villagers ventured to the shop to enjoy a 1940s lunch and dance, in their finery from the decade.
'For some this is a way of bringing back memories,' Mrs Maher said. 'But for others it is a way of learning, it's a chance to get to know more about the area.'
The Rocklands Community Shop, which featured photographs of the village through the years all week, opened in March last year after a battle to save it.
The previous owners, who had run the shop for 23 years, sent a letter around the village in June 2013 to let the village know of their decision to leave.
A £47,730 grant from the Prince's Countryside Fund saw the dream to bring the shop back to life become a reality.
Since then, it has flourished and has become an integral part of Rockland All Saints and Rockland St Peter.
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