In compiling this record we have relied very heavily on the persistence and encouragement of each member of the Millennium Committee to collect entries from individual householders. This was not always an easy task, and the book owes a great deal to their dedication. They were: Paul Bayntun, Glenn Coffey, Dot Cussens, Colin Hoad, Monica Hyde, Brian Roantree, Robin Russell, Roger Smith, Derek Shaw and Norman Willifer. In addition to collecting entries, various members of the Committee snatched valuable time from their families over the Christmas period to proof-read, draw maps and generally advise on the final format.
In addition to the work of the Committee, others were drawn in for their skills: David Pelling designed the cover, Susan Radice did considerable research on the historical context and Marian Shaw co-ordinated the Community Activities section. The Millennium logo, which appears on the mug and the obelisk, was designed by Paul Bayntun & David Pelling. This project entitles each dwelling in the community to one free copy of this book, in addition to the official "Record" versions located in the time-capsule, the Church and the Oxford Archive. The project would not have been possible without financial support. We are indebted to the Quarry Charity for a substantial grant towards this book.
South Oxfordshire District Council and the Berrick Salome and Roke Parish Council also contributed towards the overall funding of the Millennium festivities. Lastly, and most importantly, we wish to record our thanks to all individuals who have contributed in any way towards this book, writing about their family or house, lending archive material or providing photographs. Their ages range from four to ninety four, and without their literary efforts this sketch of village life would have been monotonous reportage.
Many thanks to everyone!
Derek Shaw December 1999