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Thread #132563   Message #2999875
Posted By: lonearranger
05-Oct-10 - 05:06 AM
Thread Name: Doc Rowe archive on the move
Subject: Doc Rowe archive on the move
At last, the Doc Rowe Archive has found a decent base – in Whitby. It is being transferred on Wednesday from Burton Street in Sheffield to The Ropery in Whitby where Doc has secured a business unit in what was the Old hitby Work House […appropriate, I hear you say!]
The new facility offers a more realistic space and will enable regular and concentrated work on the collection. Digitisation of one section of the collection has just secured funding and the website is being expanded to include new picture galleries, audio and video clips along with a database of contents.

The move from Burton Street in Sheffield to Whitby is happening this week on Wednesday [ 6th Oct]. Any help will be gratefully accepted – anticipated time at Burton Street, Sheffield will be around 10.30/11.00 or in Whitby at the Ropery, Green Lane at around 3.30. Access at both ends is [happily!] on a level and only a few yards to (or from) the van from (or to) the exit/entrance.
There are, of course, loads of archive boxes of negatives, photographs, tapes, cassettes, videos, journals etc. most are about 12x15x12 so reasonably small and light BUT lots of them…. many hands would make light and speedy work, probably as a chain and any box moving shanties might be applauded!

If you can help in any way you can contact Doc on or phone 07747 687734.