As well as the contributions, much of the work has been done with the help of specialists in the village.
Peter Oliver – illustrations, typography and layout,
Gary Roberts – graphic design, type specification and paste-up,
Clare Wagner – typing,
Bill Woollen – word processing,
Ruth Woollen – text preparation,
Geoff Boyd of Photoset, Maidenhead – typesetting.
John Perring, Peter Whitehead, Barbara McIlroy, Harwell Charities Trustees, Ruth Woollen, Gordon Walker, Jan Plumb, Alan Bosley, Rosemary Pryor, Elizabeth Pyke, Greta Whitehead, Stanley Day, Irene Clarke, Eric Cannings, Jack Perry, Edward Lay, Bruce Harrison, Joyce Hall, John Clarke, Bill Woollen, Anthony Hughes, Alan Wood, Pamela Perring, Joan Impey, Rosemary Gardner, Kathleen Luker, Kathleen Lay.
Help with Production
John Medcalf, Alice McIlroy, Martin Speed.
Drawings G. Cuzens, J. Gibson, M. Spear.
Maps D. Smith, H. Fox
Numerous photographs E. Pyke, R. Wilkinson, A. Carpenter.
Other photographs and documents K. Beswick, A. Brocklehurst, I. Clarke, P. Cooke, H. Dearlove, J. Hall, A. Harris, A. Hughes, D. Jordan, E. Lay, M. E. Lay, R. H. Lay (Bishop’s), W. K. Lay, B. McIlroy, P. J. Oliver, D. Pateman, J. Perring, J. Plumb, S. Saxby, A. Thornhill, G. Whitehead, S. Woodall, R. Woollen.
Harwell W.I., Harlequin (A.E.R.E.), Reading Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum.
- Bill Woollen –
18 Apr 2008
I am exceedingly surprised at your list of contributers in the production of the Book. It does reflect the amount of work done by Ruth.It was produced as result of a positive proposal, not just an idea, and canvassed by Ruth. She got together a Committee of people (Harwell Millennium Book Committee) with some expertise in all the tasks involved and she chaired the Committee.
She with my help approached anyone with possible material and collected together all the material which might be put into the book, and sorted it out, and had much of it typed. It was given to Barbara McIlroy who had literary skills to assemble into a possible book. Peter Oliver produced the photographs suitable for for the printing process. Ruth approached everyone you have given credits and requested suitable material. The layout was done by Roberts who had experience. We were also lucky to have a neighbor G Boyd who was able to use his firms resources to type out the printing proofs.
We then searched for a printer and selected one in the Midlands and arranged the contract. We obtained from the Parish Council a loan to pay for the printing. This loan was repaid and Ruth suggested that the majority of the remainder was given to the Council to pay for a new Children’s Playing area. The book was not produced by or for the Parish Council, the Committee was not linked in any way to the Council.
It was realized when finalizing the printing that in order to stop any unauthorized use of anything in the book to add the words C Harwell Parish Council, which the Council agreed to. We arranged for the selling of the book which was put in shops etc and considerable postal sales were done by us.
The other important person was Whitehead who had a friend in the British Library who found the Saxon Charters and arranged a translation.
You will realize I hope, that it was a large project involving a massive amount of work, mainly by Ruth. We arranged for the reprint of the book since the first print of 1,500 sold quicker than anticipated and the reprint of 500 was organized. The original printer has been taken over and an attempt I made to have a further reprint failed because of costs.
The Book Committee in theory still exists but there are barely only three or four members still alive.
- David (Webmaster) –
6 Jun 2008
Bill, presume your sentence in first paragraph should read “It does NOT reflect the amount of work done by Ruth.”This page is exactly the same as Appendix iv in the Original Book. So thank you for your additional notes about the contribution of Ruth and others.