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The Countryside Agency, on behalf of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), the governing body of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), has offered Kingston Local History Society a grant in order to achieve some approved purposes and outputs.

The Approved purposes are:
- To involve the whole community in the creation of an archive of material about the heritage of Kingston, working with the guidance of the County Records Office.
- To produce a variety of publications on the history of the village and ensure all information is available to all.
- To train the local community in research and oral history techniques as well as IT and Desk Top Publishing skills.

The project's outputs are to include:
- Archive of copied documents, photographs and other material
- Series of open meetings and public events
- Video, photographic and oral records on tape & CD
- Publications - including reprints of old pamphlets and a free village guide and parish map
- Training in IT and research skills etc
- A Website