The Carbrooke History and Heritage Group was formed in March 2012, as a result of the production of 'The Wayland Partnership Group Heritage books', which showed that a large number of people were interested in the heritage of Carbrooke and were keen to follow up on research produced for the book, as well as looking into other aspects of our heritage.
PRINCIPLES AND ACTIVITY OF THE GROUP
The Group has been established by and for the local community and will enable people to record their memories and experiences and demonstrate their pride in the local area. It will provide an opportunity for those involved to feel that they are valuable members of the community. The Group wants this activity to add to the quality of life and be enjoyable and worthwhile, linking the generations and using computer technology to record the past for future generations.
As a community archive project, all gathered information will be made available to those interested and it is hoped eventually to have it permanently available in the public domain and other community access venues, and on the internet. We aim to further expand the archive, enabling use by local schools and community groups for educational and reminiscence work.
The first meeting of the Carbrooke Heritage Group was held in Carbrooke School on 1st March 2012, with 10 people present.
Latest Heritage Group News
Our last presentation – The History of Agriculture – presented by Tom Thurston on 22nd September was very interesting, especially to those of us who haven’t been bought up in agricultural families, but was common knowledge to our rural ancestors. Sadly it was not well supported, and disheartening for Tom, who had put a lot…
Traditional Christmas Bazaar, with Stalls & Gifts, Hot Food, Teas & Cake, Bar & Mulled Wine, Raffle, Tombola, Childrens Games & Activities, Carol Singing, Bric A Brac, Cake Stall. Come along to enjoy some Christmas cheer on Saturday 9th December Carbrooke Village Hall from 10am – 3pm. To raise money for the Village organisations. Free…
On Friday 20th October 7.30 Village Hall there will be a meeting (put forward by Parish Council) to discuss in particular a Fete for Carbrooke 2018, and village fundraising/events in general. It is hoped to set up a group to oversee village fundraising. All the village organisations are having trouble finding ways of fundraising/support, it…