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Interactive website to aid local historical knowledge

Posted by Editor On February - 11 - 2009

LOCAL history in Lewis received a boost recently when Comunn Eachdraidh na Pairc launched their new interactive web site.

The new on-line facility with its blog-style format means that visitors can comment on and add to every item featured – it is hoped that this will add to the fund of knowledge already gathered about the life and times of Pairc, which includes the townships of Habost, Kershader, Garyvard, Caverstay, Torostay, Cromore, Marvig, Calbost, Gravir, Lemreway, Orinsay, throughout the area’s history.

Already presented on the website are a collection of photos featuring people who are unknown and it is hoped that visitors will be able to identify them, such as an unidentified photo found in Uig but marked as belonging to an ‘M.Campbell of Gravir.  The group of seven people look like they are dressed in clothes dating from the 1930s but no one in the photo is named.  Or perhaps visitors will be able to help identify the guests at a wedding party again looking like it dates from the early 1930s.

As well as these pictures there is also an archive of old school photographs and a record of community outings from the last 12 years.

If you would like to visit the new website log on to: www.cepairc.com.

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