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Aims of the Society

Send History Society was formed in 1975. In 1982, Ripley (originally part of the ancient parish of Send) was included and added to the name. Send and Ripley History Society became a registered charity in 1987. In September 1993 Lord Forte of Ripley officially opened the Society's local history museum, converted from a bank and relocated next to Ripley Village Hall. Membership stands at a little over 300.

The original aims were – to promote an interest in, and an understanding of, the history and prehistory of the locality of Send, and to act as a forum and a source of reference for all matters relating to local history. On the recommendation of the Charity Commissioners the aims were changed to read – to educate the public in the history of the ancient parish of Send & Ripley and of any nearby parishes.

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