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£3,000raised of £4,700 target by 106 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,000 to support Doc Rowe’s Archive and Collection so it can remain a vital resource for future generations.

    Whitby, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 8th February 2017

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    We’re raising money to support Doc Rowe’s Archive and Collection so it can remain a vital resource for future generations.

    Traditional song and custom has been the focus of Doc Rowe’s life. His voracious documenting of British customs – including an annual pilgrimage to Padstow’s May Day since 1963 – has seen him amass an enviable archive and collection which is currently housed in Whitby.

    The Doc Rowe Archive and Collection is subject to private rent which Doc currently pays for with his pension, alongside generous contributions from a small number of enthusiasts through the Buy Doc A Pint scheme (more information here:

    However, this is not sustainable.

    We’re hoping to raise £4,700 to cover the rent for the Archive and Collection in 2017, to alleviate Doc’s immediate rent concerns while we work to raise the profile of the Archive and to eventually find it a secure, accessible home.

    Please consider giving a one-off donation to support the Archive or better still, become a regular donor here:



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    • Stephanie West1 year ago
      Stephanie West

      Stephanie West

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to this fundraiser. The funds raised will help to support Doc in covering the cost of the rent for the storage facility that houses the archive and collection. Many thanks also to those who regularly contribute to the cost of maintaining the archive through the Doc Rowe Collection Support Group. For more information on how you could regularly support the archive, please visit

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    Page last updated on: 2/8/2017 11:41 PM



    • Ian Carter

      Ian Carter

      Feb 8, 2017

      You'd better have the odd £60 then, to make it up to a nice round number.


    • Lesley Lyon

      Lesley Lyon

      Feb 8, 2017

      Very best wishes for the Doc Rowe Archive and Collection.


    • Georgia Stone

      Georgia Stone

      Feb 8, 2017


    • Anonymous


      Feb 8, 2017

      I get a lot of pleasure from researching local and social history using publicly accessible archives and I really hope you succeed in setting up a permanent home for this one.


    • Natalie Reid

      Natalie Reid

      Feb 8, 2017

      This is an indredible collection that gives us insight into the wonderful traditional customs of the British Isles and to secrets of our cultural heritage. Proud to support it!


    • Ian Carter

      Ian Carter

      Jan 22, 2017

      Keep up the good work!


    • Elizabeth Webb

      Elizabeth Webb

      Jan 20, 2017

      Supporting Doc Rowe's brilliant Archive.Wonderful stuff ! Peta Webb and Ken Hall.


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