The project is now well down the back straight, but anyone who would like to be involved in this exciting community venture is still more than welcome.
Progress to date includes:
- Recruitment of a number of volunteers to assist with the underlying research;
- Local training sessions on the skills necessary to conduct research and interview willing volunteers;
- Attendance at relevant training workshops staged by our HLF partner university UEA
- Completion of 18 recorded interviews, with 12 transcribed and one further in progress;
- Near completion of all our research of records maintained at the Suffolk Records Offices;
- Near completion of detailed research of records accumulated by previous Local History Recorders;
- Commencement of book chapter drafting, though this is at a very early stage.
LWHS continues to look for other sources of information, and are grateful to the many residents who have already provided photographs and other memorabilia from their own family archives.
If any reader has anything that might be of interest (documents, maps, photos etc) or artefacts pertaining to Little Waldingfield or its residents during the past 200 years, the LWHS would love to borrow them for our research - all such documents would be copied carefully and returned promptly.
Please refer to our blog pages for more information on this exciting project:
Andy Sheppard (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01787 247980)
Diana Langford (email@example.com or 01787 248298)