History to be on film

Safecracker: Albert Hattersley with authors Mick Fowler and Giles Brearley.
Safecracker: Albert Hattersley with authors Mick Fowler and Giles Brearley.

A DEARNE historian is hoping to preserve a video record of our recent past for future generations to enjoy.

Swinton Heritage Society member Giles Brearley is appealing for anyone with a Hi8 video camera to lend him it so that he can transfer a set of rare videos onto DVD.

Giles said: “If anyone has a device which we could borrow for a week to play back these cartridges I would be very grateful.

“The Hi8 8mm format was popular about 20 years ago but none of our members have a working machine capable of playing them back.

“We have acquired some tapes which were shot in the area during that period which will prove very interesting for future generations.

“It would be great to transfer the videos to a modern format before the footage is lost forever.”

Call Giles on 01709 581667.