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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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Porthleven Museum

Blog

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