Our 2008 exhibition attracted visitors from as far away as Brisbane , Australia as well as local villagers and their relatives. Families from Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Buckinghamshire and Kent also made special trips to see the exhibition and to visit their family roots.
As well as displays of our recent “Dr Who” material, we were able to unveil new information about Ditcham House and the Cave family who had the current building, now Ditcham Park School , constructed for them over a hundred years ago. We are very grateful to Judith Patrick who has undertaken a lot of work for us following a study for the Hampshire Gardens Trust.
A couple of our visitors have subsequently commented as follows:
“Just thought I would follow up on my visit too the wonderful exhibition that you hosted at the village hall the Saturday last, (13th Sept). I was rather nervous when I arrived in your pretty village and parked my car outside the church. But my fears were unfounded as I was welcomed with open arms and lots of very friendly people. I had a wonderful time … I think that the Heritage Bank that you have set up is without doubt exceptional and although I live too far away to be able to be much use as a regular helper I am more than willing to help out with any Heritage Bank matters if you require… “
“Just a quick note to say a big thank you to you and your team for a very interesting and enjoyable visit last Saturday, The exhibition was brilliantly put together and displayed. We were made to feel very welcome and we thank you all for that. My wife, sister and cousin really enjoyed the visit to your beautiful village and we all felt an affinity with the place. It was lovely to see you again and thank you for the research you did whilst we were with you. We were all so impressed with the work you have done on Buriton’s Heritage … Long may it continue …”