Worlingworth Village Recorder update August 2022
In 1953, the Suffolk Local History Council began a Local Recorder scheme to find a volunteer in each Suffolk parish. Geoff & I took on the role of Secretary to the Local Recorder Scheme in 2013, and I became the Local Recorder for Worlingworth in 2015.
The Local Recorder will record what happens, and what changes occur, in the village. So, we record what happens today – for tomorrow. We also look for items of historical interest, which might be overlooked or lost.
I write an Annual Report, which is deposited in the Suffolk Archives, and on the parish website.
I am passionate about local history and appreciate how important are all surviving documents, society minutes, records and photos. Many of these end up being thrown away but they tell the story of Worlingworth and its inhabitants.
If you have anything relating to Worlingworth and would like to donate it, do please contact me. Or, if you’re not ready to let it go yet, why not put a note on top of your file/box saying that “In the event of my demise, please do not throw these documents away but contact the Local Recorder or Suffolk Archives”. We will ensure they are available for the future generations to use for historical research.
Janette Robinson – 01728-628768 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: The Suffolk Local History Council has no expertise in family history, and is not able to help directly with family history queries. We would suggest that you contact the Suffolk Record Office and the Suffolk Family History Society.
The Suffolk Local History Council administers a Local History Recorders Scheme throughout Suffolk. They maintain a network of people in the county to ensure the survival of valuable material for future local historians by:
- seeing that the present is adequately recorded at local level
- and being on the look-out for items of historical interest which might be overlooked or lost for ever.
To do this Recorders are asked to note significant happenings in their area, especially the changes going on around them, and also to be on the look-out for older records and to record reminiscences of their area in the past.
Recorders are asked to send in a short report at the end of each calendar year, giving an account of activities in their community and the changes that have taken place. The reports are kept on open shelves in the nearest branch of the Suffolk Record Office. When Recorders resign, the material they have collected is deposited for safe keeping with the Record Office in the name of the Suffolk Local History Council.