Stow Parish Archive on Facebook

Slowly but surely we are getting busier on Facebook. A particular thank you to Ian McL who has posted a number of lovely old photos of people and places around about Stow. Drop by and see what you think! more

Archive news Feb 2013

Stow Parish Archive is now in possession of three beautiful facsimile volumes of Victorian cuttings books. We have commissioned local furniture maker Rob Thomson to create a display unit that will allow members of the public to look at the books whilst keeping them secure. The Windfarm Community Benefit fund that made this work possible […]

Grant money update

With grant money from the Windfarm Community Benefit Fund, the Archive Group are forging ahead with creating facsimile copies of the Victorian cuttings books created by the Rev.William Workman who was minister of the parish from 1882 – 1910. Also, we are delighted to announce that Lucy Stock has been appointed as freelance cataloguer, with […]

Stow Parish Archive Appointment

Stow Parish Archive are delighted to announce the appointment of Lucy Stock to our post of Cataloguer. Lucy who is originally from Stow has a postgraduate diploma in Museum and Gallery Studies and has been a key person in setting up and developing a reminiscence programme at the National Galleries, and in organising and running […]

Free-Lance Cataloguer wanted

Free-Lance Cataloguer wanted

Interested in local history? Free-lance cataloguer required for temporary post (100 hours) to digitise Stow Parish Archive catalogue. more

Battle on the pistes

Battle on the pistes

Sheer good spirits and joie de vivre shone through on Thursday evening at the Auld Alliance Boules evening. This was organised by Stow Parish Archive Group as part of Stow Sports Week who decided in a fit of historic madness to celebrate the special relationship between France and Scotland, the “Auld Alliance” by bringing petanque […]

Interested in old maps?

I came across this site what an amazing resource. Use the maps on the left to display the area of interest from maps dating as far back as the 1800’s. Here is a link which takes you to the site and centres it on stow.

Stow parish archive Spring update

The Stow Parish Archive has hit the ground running in 2012. In January, we had a behind-the-scenes tour of the Heritage Hub in Hawick. The archive staff had laid out various items pertaining to Stow, including a nice collection of postcards. We have collected some of the Hub’s advice sheets on how to research local […]


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