My name is Rose MacNeil and I am pleased to have taken on the role as History Recorder for the Parish of Little Waldingfield on behalf of Little Waldingfield History Society, following the sad passing of Sue Sheppard.

The History Recorders' Scheme was started 50 years ago by the Suffolk Local History Council, of which the LWHS is a member, and it was their aim to have someone in each Parish to obtain and systematically record relevant historical evidence, ensuring such material was available for posterity, including particularly “The Present”, which otherwise can easily be overlooked.

To enable us to maintain such records, we would be delighted to receive information from Little Waldingfield residents of any of the following:

  • Local events;
  • Substantial building works;
  • Demolition of old buildings;
  • Local finds of historical artefacts;
  • Old or interesting photographs or maps for us to copy and return;
  • Old diaries / books covering the local area for us to review / scan as appropriate;
  • Old local newspapers or magazines with articles on the village or residents, either for donation to the village archive or for copying;
    • Memories of times gone by that you are happy to share with others, for example: The village pub(s) and their events (eg: Darts and outings);
    • The village shop / post office;
    • Other village events (eg: anniversaries, celebrations, outings etc);
    • Village sporting societies (cricket, football etc) and events;
    • The village forge;
    • The village pump and pond(s);
    • Day to day life before the advent of electricity, running water, mains sewers, ready access to cars etc;

I would be delighted to hear from you, and you may contact me by:

  • Phone on 01787 247980;
  • In person or by mail at the School House, Church Road, Little Waldingfield CO10 0SP;
  • Clicking on the webmasters email link; or
  • Posting a comment on the Society's blog. Click Link