Meetings in 2019
It has been another successful year for the group with an enthusiastic membership of over eighty, an active committee and great ideas for 2020. Two outings are being organised; one a fully-subscribed trip to the Somme battlefield in France and a more local outing to the Albert Memorial College (Framlingham College!) in the spring/summer.
Quarterly meetings in 2020
Feb 10th Framlingham During World War 2 John Bridges
An insight into what life was like in the town during the Second World War.
May 11th The Burston School Strike, Anne May
August 10th The Women's Land Army, NIcky Reynolds
November 9th Cakes and Ale (Medieval Celebrations) Kate Jewell
Annual membership is only £6. the members' quarterly newsletter always includes fascinating local history articles.
Contact Geoff and Janette Robinson on 628768 for a membership application form.
£2 entrance for Members, £4 for non-Members.
The Annual trip this year will be to Ypres, taking place in May.
This is now closed as the mini-bus is full.
Worlingworth Past & Present Volume 2
Within the year, we would like to publish another book of photographs. The photographic archive has grown in the past three years but not enough to produce a second book yet.
If you have any photographs connected with Worlingworth, please consider sending us good quality scans so that we can add them to the archive and consider the images for inclusion in this next book. Alternatively, contact the Group via the Contact Form page http://wlhg.org/index.php?pagename=01.Home
Anyone wishing to join the History Group should, in the first instance, phone Janette on 628768 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORLINGWORTH METAL DETECTING RALLY
On September 29th, the History Group held its first ever Metal Detecting Rally at Lodge Farm on New Road. The day was bright and sunny, the detectorists were enthused and the bacon rolls, cakes and mugs of tea were in abundance. Amongst the many interesting finds was a Roman gold coin found late in the afternoon, which really rounded off a fine event. We raised over £1,000 for the Church Flushwork Restoration project.
The event would not have been such a success without the enthusiastic participation of a number of volunteers. We would like to take this opportunity to record our thanks to all of our volunteers for giving us their time on what was such an enjoyable day. THANK YOU!
SLHC Day Meeting
A wonderful day was had on 18th May when Worlingworth Local History Group hosted a Suffolk Local History study day. See all the photos here.
Yes, it's here! Worlingworth's first book - a book of photographs, both past and present, was launched on Saturday 5th May 2012 and we received a tremendous response from the Parish and beyond. Over 320 books have been sold and the day was notable for the interest shown in the displays.
The book is now available to collect in Worlingworth by phoning Rosemary Ingate on 01728 628493 and will be available by post from June 1st (price £8.99 plus P&P) as well as being sold through local bookshops. Orders are also being taken via the contact form on the History Group's website.