The Wheatley Village Archive started in 2003, as an initiative of the Wheatley Society.
Here is an extract from the constitution of the society, as amended in 1982:
The society was founded in March 1974 and a revised constitution was adopted in 1982.
This states that “it shall be a civic society, whose principal objective shall be to promote the public benefit of the inhabitants of the Parish of Wheatley (including Littleworth) and where appropriate that of neighbouring parishes, the whole to be known as ‘the Wheatley area’.
This objective to be promoted by:-
- The stimulation of public interest in the civic affairs of the Wheatley area;
- The provision of leisure, cultural and social activities not otherwise sufficiently catered for in the Wheatley area;
- The stimulation of public interest in the physical, social, aesthetic and historical environment of the Wheatley area, and in the enhancement, protection and recording of, and research into that environment by any means, including the production or sale of publications;
- The co-operation with or assistance of other bodies concerned with the activities set out under 1 – 3 above;
- Such other activities as may from time to time be deemed to be consistent with the principal objective of the Society;
The Society shall at all times pursue its objectives in a manner that is non-party in politics, non-sectarian in religion, and shall not discriminate against any racial group.