The Right Reverend Michael Langrish, Bishop of Exeter, last night visited Pilton Church Hall. Here he is seen with Richard Howe (left) and Martin Haddrill (centre) in the new office. As well as looking on line at the new website he also saw (visible in the background) some of the photographs which have already been collected by the team. These now need to be scanned and the story behind each one unearthed.
Bishop Michael Langrish in the Pilton Story Office with Richard Howe and Martin Haddrill
Formally opening The Pilton Story, Bishop Michael stressed the importance of building real Communities of People, not just bricks and mortar, and of them having a real Story – something which Pilton clearly does.
The Pilton Story multimedia database officially went live on 15th March after lots of hard work with and by our builders, frieze conservator, electrician, floorer, computer supplier, volunteers and web designer. It now contains over 60 pieces of video, photography, audio files, documents and memories and more are in the pipeline.
View of Pilton Street early 1900s
As The Pilton Story team gets into its stride, volunteers will be talking to people about their stories, organising exhibitions and presentations of the historical material collected, and looking for others to join our team helping us build up the database. These activities and events will be publicised here as soon as they are planned.
Over the next few months we will be adding more and more to the database, with new and popular items appearing on the Home page of the website. To search the database click here. If you would like to join in the fun, find out more or tell us about your experiences of life in Pilton, please get in touch through the Contact Us page.