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Alfie Pascoe’s Life time Records

When   we   first   started   collecting   historical   records   for   the museum,   we   were   lucky   to   be   invited   by   Christopher   and Pam    Pascoe    to    digitise    Alfie’s    records.        Mike    and    Alan spent   half   a   day   a   week   for   two   years   recording   as   much as   they   could.   The   museum   now   has   the   task   of   sorting and   uploading   the   archives   which   is   taking   a   great   deal longer than anticipated with much still to do. No   sooner   had   we   started   this   when   it   was   decided   to create   a   window   on   the   world   for   the   Museum.      Simon from   Out   of   the   Blue   offered   his   support   both   financially and   wall   space.   Alan   had   the   task   of   approaching   people gaining   access   to   personal   collections   whilst   Rod   had   the task    of    sifting    through    the    images    and    researching    the information   required   to   enable   the   images   to   be   framed and mounted for public viewing. Meanwhile    Mike    continued    contacting    IT    businesses    for support   that   would   enable   the   museum   to   be   established cost     free.     At     the     same     time     Mike     continued     the development   of   the   websites,   creating   the   volumes   of   e- books   and   uploading   as   much   of   the   archived   material   to the websites as he possibly could. Mike   managed   to   attract   Nativespace   to   donate      hosting space,      Serif   who   donated   Page   Plus   software   for   creating the    books    and    converting    them    into    PDF    format,    Flip Builder      software      to      create      interactive      books      and magazines    plus    PHPJabbers    who    create    a    range    of    PHP scripts   and   tools.      These   businesses   were   not   just   in   our country but from around the world. It   has   now   become   obvious   our   original   plan   to   complete the   archives   before   asking   others   to   become   involved   is   no longer    achievable.    Due    to    the    overwhelming    volume    of material   donated   but   our   community   for   this   project   it has  accelerated to a level beyond all expectation. Alfie    was    a    stickler    for    recording    details    but    when    he started   out   he   would   have   had   no   idea   what   his   recordings would lead to. We    should    all    thank    him    and    all    the    other    families    for donating   their   history   to   the   museum   so   it   can   be   shared by all for generations to come.

Plaque Presentations

Left:  Ted Gundry  -  Centre:  Godfrey Stephens  -   Right:  Alfie Pascoe Sadly   they   are   now   deceased   but   they   all   served   Porthleven   in   their different ways.

Volunteers - Have you any free time to

help with the creation of e-books

If   you   have   experience   with   Desk   Top   Publishing   and   have   some   free time,   we   would   like   to   hear   from   you.   We   can   supply   the   software   and show   you   how   to   produce   the   publication   before   converting   and   saving it as a PDF We   would   also   like   to   hear   from   anyone   wishing   to   volunteer   to   create our   interactive   e-books.   Once   again   we   will   supply   the   software   and show   you   how   to   create   the   books   ready   for   uploading   to   the   museum website.

Watch this space

As we progress with this community project, we will add posts to this blog page. Initially progress will be a little slow but it will accelerate as we move forward. This site belongs to the community and anyone can become involved by adding their own history or volunteering to help. It is non profit making. For further details please use the email link included in the header
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Alfie Pascoe’s Life time

Records

When     we     first     started     collecting     historical records   for   the   museum,   we   were   lucky   to   be invited     by     Christopher     and     Pam     Pascoe     to digitise   Alfie’s   records.      Mike   and   Alan   spent   half a   day   a   week   for   two   years   recording   as   much   as they    could.    The    museum    now    has    the    task    of sorting    and    uploading    the    archives    which    is taking   a   great   deal   longer   than   anticipated   with much still to do. No    sooner    had    we    started    this    when    it    was decided   to   create   a   window   on   the   world   for   the Museum.      Simon   from   Out   of   the   Blue   offered   his support    both    financially    and    wall    space.    Alan had    the    task    of    approaching    people    gaining access   to   personal   collections   whilst   Rod   had   the task      of      sifting      through      the      images      and researching   the   information   required   to   enable the   images   to   be   framed   and   mounted   for   public viewing. Meanwhile       Mike       continued       contacting       IT businesses    for    support    that    would    enable    the museum   to   be   established   cost   free.   At   the   same time    Mike    continued    the    development    of    the websites,   creating   the   volumes   of   e-books   and uploading   as   much   of   the   archived   material   to the websites as he possibly could. Mike   managed   to   attract   Nativespace   to   donate     hosting    space,        Serif    who    donated    Page    Plus software   for   creating   the   books   and   converting them   into   PDF   format,   Flip   Builder   software   to create    interactive    books    and    magazines    plus PHPJabbers   who   create   a   range   of   PHP   scripts and   tools.      These   businesses   were   not   just   in   our country but from around the world. It   has   now   become   obvious   our   original   plan   to complete    the    archives    before    asking    others    to become   involved   is   no   longer   achievable.   Due   to the   overwhelming   volume   of   material   donated but     our     community     for     this     project     it     has       accelerated to a level beyond all expectation. Alfie    was    a    stickler    for    recording    details    but when   he   started   out   he   would   have   had   no   idea what his recordings would lead to. We    should    all    thank    him    and    all    the    other families     for     donating     their     history     to     the museum     so     it     can     be     shared     by     all     for generations to come.

Plaque Presentations

Left:      Ted   Gundry      -      Centre:      Godfrey   Stephens      -        Right:  Alfie Pascoe Sadly   they   are   now   deceased   but   they   all   served Porthleven in their different ways.

Volunteers - Have you any

free time to help with the

creation of e-books

If   you   have   experience   with   Desk   Top   Publishing and   have   some   free   time,   we   would   like   to   hear from   you.   We   can   supply   the   software   and   show you     how     to     produce     the     publication     before converting and saving it as a PDF We   would   also   like   to   hear   from   anyone   wishing to   volunteer   to   create   our   interactive   e-books. Once    again    we    will    supply    the    software    and show    you    how    to    create    the    books    ready    for uploading to the museum website.

Watch this space

As we progress with this community project, we will add posts to this blog page. Initially progress will be a little slow but it will accelerate as we move forward. This site belongs to the community and anyone can become involved by adding their own history or volunteering to help. It is non profit making. For further details please use the email link included in the header