Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The evening talk on 17th Feb on 'The Poor Law in Rural Norfolk' has been Postponed until 17th March

Talk due this week on Thursday 17th Feb by Bron Tyler on the 'Poor Law in Rural Norfolk'  has been postponed until Thursday 17th March.
It will look at the life of the parish poor and the effects of the Poor Laws, fuel allotments, charity, emigration and the workhouse system. If you are studying your parish history it will give you pointers of things to look for and the resources available. It is free to all those in the Wayland area, if you would like to come please email me sue@wayland.org.uk  to book a seat.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Heritage Events in Feb and March 2011

We have 2 Heritage Research drop-in days on the 9th and 24th Feb from 10.30 - 4.00pm at Wayland House, Watton. 
There are also three evening events at Wayland House, Watton - 7.30pm
17th Feb - ‘The Poor Law in Norfolk’ - Bron Tyler
2nd March - Dirk Bouwens will be speaking on ‘The Vernacular Buildings of Wayland
5th March - ‘Wayland in Words’ this event is a part of national World Book Night celebrations http://www.worldbooknight.org/, also see below..
If you want to attend please let me know as we can only fit 40 people in the room.

Wayland in Words
For the event on March 5th we are asking Wayland people to choose their favourite passages of text that reflect the character of Wayland. It could be modern poetry (as in the Wayland Word Journey’), part of a press cutting or old document, parish record, a quote from a local history, landscape or wildlife book, fact or fiction, past or present. 
It would be wonderful if you would be willing to read your selected passage/s out on the night as part of the event.  Even if you do not want to read out your passage on the night, please do select a passage or two, someone else could read them or they may be used in a printed version. 

If you want to take part in ‘Wayland in Words’ please email me (send a copy of your proposed passage of text, and any images you think would complement it) it should be a very interesting and memorable evening.