We are a small group with just 6 members, nevertheless we have applied for an Awards for All grant to buy equipment to help with the recording and storage of Stillingfleet's history.
We will continue to collect as much information as possible on Stillingfleet and have already acquired a full set of census returns, parish records from 1700 to present day, school registers, monumental inscriptions from both churchyard and cemetery and lots of old photographs, particularly ones of the schoolchildren through the ages. We have found two old maps of the village, one for 1751 and one for 1810 and would like to find the missing Tithe Map for the village. There is also a village plan for 1788 held by the Minster Library but that too has gone astray. We are searching the newspapers in Selby Library for mentions of the village but so far have found very little.
Hopefully if/when we get our Lottery Grant, the new equipment will entice some new members and eventually lead to maybe a village website and perhaps a book.