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
The official opening of the new Play area on the Millennium Green took place on November 3, at 2pm. The ribbon to officially open the new facility was cut by Carbrook Parish Council chairman, Phil Sampher. Children from Carbrooke School, many of whom had helped with the painting of the new colourful fence, were also…
Carbrooke countdown to Christmas ‘Darknness to Light’ Advent Service inspriring service of Carols and readings by Candlelight 3rd December 6.30pm Carbrooke Christmas Bazaar Stalls, Games, Refreshments, Raffle etc Saturday 10am-3pm 9th December Carbrooke Village Hall Christmas Concert as last year with ‘Chanters Jigge’, Christmas songs accompanied by traditional instruments have a go in the interval…
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…