I read the U3A booklet, ‘Getting Involved in Research’ and I puzzled over how to get started. Then at the National Conference last year I attended the seminar about Research and heard about producing a trifold leaflet.
When I found that Repton 200 events were being launched in Aylsham, I wanted to know why Humphry Repton was buried in Aylsham when he lived and died in Essex. I Googled it to find out but although there was plenty of material about him there was not the answer to my question.
So I went to the library and found a very detailed book written by a retired County archivist. I discovered that Humphry’s older sister lived in Aylsham. I wanted to find out more and spoke to Sheila Merriman who leads history walks around the town. My research journey had begun.
I realised that this information presented as a trifold would be a good example to help others get started on their own research. Our Committee Publicity coordinator, Keith Hilton, helped create a leaflet and once copyright issues had been checked it was published. I have been invited to the Repton 200 launch in Aylsham on March 23rd which I consider a great honour,
Why was Humphry Repton Buried in Aylsham? is available from Aylsham and District U3A.
Main Image: Gidea Hall, 1797, from an engraving made by Humphrey Repton.