Tuesday, 11 August 2009

New Photographic Society Covering the Wayland Area

Capturing Our Wayland Heritage project is pleased to see the founding of a new photographic society in the form of the 'Watton & District Photographic Society'. They have a very well designed website which shows all the future workshops and events that they have planned, as well as a wonderful gallery of members work. The first meeting is on 8th September, visit their website for more information at http://www.wdpsbreckland.org The project is looking forward to working with them in the coming months to capture our Wayland heritage.

Monday, 10 August 2009

The Wayland Show - The Missing Years

This year it was the 136th Wayland Show. By searching in Google books I found a copy of the Farmer's Magazine of 1857 which gives an account of the first show of the newly constituted 'Wayland Agricultural Association'. If this was the first show we have 21 missing years, the two world wars may account for some of these, but what about the others, does anyone want to do some research to find more about the history of the show?