Heritage Group News

We have lots going on in the next few months! On the 5th April we have arranged a coach tour to the ghost villages of Stanta Training area, the whole area was closed to the public in 1942, and is now used for military training. The inhabitants were given 2 weeks to leave their homes and were relocated to other local villages, one lady ‘Muriel’ coming to Carbrooke, she was rehoused on Broadmoor Road, in a house which has since been demolished to make way for the new houses on ‘Muriel Way’. The trip has proved so popular that the coach is now full, but we hope to be able to arrange another trip next year.

We are still in the planning stages of other talks of interest, but please keep the weekend of 1st/2nd July free for our major event in Carbrooke

Carbrooke Festival 1st & 2nd July –  ‘The Life and Times of Carbrooke.’

Exploring Carbrooke life, now and in the past, how we lived, were educated, played, worked, worshipped, family life, and how we can continue to improve and enjoy our village into the future.

Friday 30th June pm Carbrooke School Summer Fete

Friday 30th June 7pm  Presentation in the church

‘A Brief History of Carbrooke’

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July from 11am -4pm

Heritage Display centred in the church.

Teas & cakes

Stalls, Games and activities in the Village Hall and Village Green,

Bar open.

Sunday 2nd July 4pm to round the weekend off

‘Songs of Praise’ in the Church.

We would like to invite anyone with photos, artefacts, stories, memories to get in contact.We would especially like photos – if you were born in Carbrooke (100 years ago, 50 years ago or yesterday), were you baptized or married in Carbrooke. Did you or your family, go to school in Carbrooke. This is our village, our Heritage, please get in touch.

The weekend will begin on Friday 30th June, with a ‘potted history’ presentation of Carbrooke history from earliest times until today, with slide show and items of interest. If you want to know more about the place you live, come along. Our next meeting is Thursday 9th March  7pm in the Village Hall Committee Room. All welcome to our informal meetings.

Web: www.carbrookehistory.co.uk

Email: history@carbrookehistory.co.uk

Facebook: Carbrooke History and Heritage

Angela Weatherill

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