2022: hopes, plans and dreams

The organisers of #OnePlaceWednesday on Twitter asked for our 'hopes, plans and dreams' for our studies for 2022. As that is as good a way of organising it as any other, here goes:

1. To finish transcribing and cleaning the 1901 and 1911 census for Springhill and the surrounding area, and (even more hopefully) do some population/employment/migration analysis on the results.
2. To (finally) finish transcribing the will of Joshua Nuttall. This means getting my eye back in for c17 handwriting.
3. To complete an 'in depth' report for Newlands (my other one-place study, which attempts to research a place for free) for the Society for One Place Studies (SOPS)
4. To continue volunteering at the local museum
5. To sort out a tree for the Springhill study, either Ancestry, Wikitree or ?

Virtually nothing which happened in 2021 was planned!
I plan to continue to work with the committee of SOPS to develop the profile of One-Place Studies in the local/family history world.
Despite not particularly wanting to develop a speaking role, I have ended up with three talks to different groups in the first 6 months of next year, plus have somehow ended up leading a session on #HouseHistoryHour on Twitter using Springhill House as a worked example of a house history.
The nearest thing I have to 'plans' however have been filed under 'dreams' so…

These are probably mutually exclusive but there are two main dreams:
1. Finally to undertake the Oxford University Advanced Undergraduate Diploma in Local History. This has been on my wish list for ages.
2. Begin and chip away a little at a potentially huge piece of work about the connections between Springhill and the conscientious objection movement in the area in WW1. One resident was a peace activist after the war, the minister of Sion helped train people to appear before the tribunal and a near-resident was the military representative so nothing to go on there at all!

A non-history project is to take recognisable half decent photographs of 100 British birds in attempt to improve both my photographic and bird identification 'skills'. Coming hopefully soon to a Flickr site (or similar) near you…

The 'plans' should happen, not promising anything about the other two however.

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