Meetings in 2018

Feb 12th                       Voices from the Workhouse               Janette Robinson

Being brought up in a workhouse in the early 1900s – the inmates memories.


May 14th                      The History of Advertising                 Stuart Bowell

A colourful and at times humorous look at how advertising has changed during our lives.


Aug 13th                      Diary of a Country Parson                  Sheila Harrison

The story of Parson Woodford of Weston Longville near Norwich through his diaries.


Nov 12th                      The Whistlecrafts of Rickinghall        Pip Wright

A tale of 19th century poaching and ne’r-do-wells, enacted by Pip Wright.

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

Anyone wishing to join the History Group should, in the first instance, phone Janette on 628768 or e-mail

Recent events


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.

Worlingworth Jubilee book launch

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.


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