Trustees of a local charity, set up over 300 years ago, have recently deposited many of their records at the Hampshire Records Office in Winchester.
The John Goodyer and Bishop Laney Trusts have been helping residents of Buriton and Petersfield for generations. Originally set up to help fund ?scholars and apprentices? to further their education or learn a trade, the Trusts now commonly provide small grants to assist with the purchase of items required by students at local schools and colleges.
With records stretching back to the 1600s it was felt that the time had come to store them safely and securely in Winchester where they will add to the Record Office's fascinating archives. But only the older records will be available for public inspection - no details of anyone still alive will be released.
The Charitable Trusts are still able to help local families to this day. The Trustees invite applications from families and individuals in need who would like to be considered for a financial grant to help meet their own (or their children's) educational / equipment/ uniform/ trips.
Application forms can be down loaded from this website or are available from:
The Clerk, John Goodyer and Bishop Laney Trusts,
8 Swan Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3AE
(telephone 01730 262401).