Membership is open to anyone of any age. The main benefits are:
Several past and ongoing projects have produced items which could be made available to anyone who enquires. Some items are ready now; some are for sale, while others still require cataloging or editing etc. Some examples are listed:
Our latest Publication - July 2015 - 'A Walk Round Dunning with Peter Duncan'
We are very proud of our latest publication, which culminates a great deal of work spread over quite a number of years. Starting over twenty years ago Peter Duncan would take groups of summer visitors on a walk round the most historic parts of Dunning, relating the long and varied history of the village as they went. More recently he developed this into an illustrated talk which has been enjoyed by several local audiences. Now at last he has written it all down. The result is a 24 page full colour booklet containing a wonderful look at Dunning's history which can be taken in your own arm chair. It is very well worth the cost of £3.00 (plus post).
During 2005 Dunning Parish Historical Society and Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust worked together to produce a new booklet. With a forward by Lord Rollo, this is a very attractive full colour publication of 24 A5 pages. The book gives a good outline of Dunning's history from prehistoric times up to the present, and is intended as a guide to encourage visitors to explore the village and the surrounding countryside. We believe it has achieved these aims, and will also be of interest to distant friends of Dunning.
Previous issues of our quarterly newsletter are of course available. The complete index and the first forty newsletters are on line here. Others may be supplied on request.
CROSSROADS AND CHARACTERS.
Demand for this excellent paperback book has been so great that it has been re-printed.
A collection of over 1000 historic photographs of local people and events between 19th Century and 1960. We have recently started the task of cataloguing these.
A large collection of modern colour photographs, mostly taken between 1992 and 93, providing a wide record of community life at that time. These have been catalogued and scanned and could be supplied on CD-ROM by request.
The Society has undertaken five archeological field walks in conjunction with the Tayside and Fife Field Walkers Group. Some significant finds have been uncovered, some documentation and a few photographs are available. We also have a video explaining the activity.
Graveyard survey. A complete list of inscriptions from St Serf's kirkyard. The first headstones date from 1623. This material is widely used by visitors and academic researchers.
40 audiotape interviews with old timers who were born, raised and still live in the village. These are raw footage, currently being edited for publication.
Parish of Dunning Census Records have been transcribed from handwritten public data.
Several wartime evacuees to Dunning have related their experiences of life in the village as video or audio recordings. The resulting book: Here Come The Glasgow Keelies (ISBN 0-9536837-0-2) was extremely popular and is now completely sold out. However, we can supply it on request as a pdf file on CDROM for £10 plus postage.
Copies may also be ordered of a video 'Dunning Remembered' containing the four programmes shown at the March 2000 meeting:
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