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Major New Development for the Future

Angling Heritage is delighted to announce the next stage in its development, supported by Trust donations, token sales and memberships.

After working with Hereford Museum a little while ago, we realised that participative displays are the way forward for museums, and if we could make our archive interactive, it would breathe life into an otherwise static display. We also felt that closer liaison with museums would help us add information to the archive providing them with all of the historical data we have gathered so far.  This will enable many rural museums which are often run by volunteers to access and promote angling and its rich history.

Believing that this is the way forward for angling history, we sat down and drafted our ideas into a specification and discussed them with Paul Richardson of Weblingo, our software designer, who said he could build it onto our existing system.

It has required investing most of the finances that we have accrued from memberships, token sales and donations and we are delighted to announce that the interactive touch screen system is now up and working. Developed for wireless systems to minimise wiring requirements, the system can connect free of charge to the AH archive.  Designed for museums, it allows a “screen saver” of photographs of local interest to scroll when inactive, and any member of the public can enter the system and have access to the full AH database.

As most people are aware, AH and Torrington Museum in Devon have established a strong working relationship and this new system will be on display in the museum when they re-open in the spring.

We are now ready to start talking to other museums in the hope that they will find our work of interest.  In turn we will request access to their angling archives to set up the “screen saver” (which we can also add to the AH archives).   It is anticipated that each museum would supply a suitable computer and AH will provide the software for the system free of charge with free access for ongoing use.

Should any organisation want to discuss future projects with us, we would be delighted to hear from them.

Posted: 22/12/2017
Angling Clubs
We are very grateful for the donation of the full run of Coarse Fishing Answers magazine that arrived this week from Rod Wells, plus an interesting assortment of club membership cards which we have scanned and added to the archive of Angling Cubs on the website which is free to look over.  As you will see, we have nearly 100 in the archive but that is a minumscule amount when one looks at the number of clubs out there.  If you have any old cards or club information we would be very glad to receive them, or a copy/scan of them to increase the information we have available. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy viewing what is currently available
Posted: 01/12/2017
Fed Buller ephemera donation
Margaret Buller one of Fed Buller's Hat for the "National Hat Collection" in the Angling Heritage Archive plus the Wilkes trophy that Fred won outright for three successive wins in the club annual match which you can read more about, incluiding his dace catching feat in "Recollections I - Buller and Taylor"
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Posted: 12/11/2017