Saturday, 31 December 2011

The New Group and the Existing COWH Facebook Group

A Capturing Our Wayland Heritage facebook group was set-up by me in my former role as Project Heritage Officer in March 2010 as part of the project.  Anyone of the former project Focus Group is free to join the group, and be made an officer and or admin for the site, one other and myself are already members. 

The future organisation of the group will be the subject of a meeting of the former Focus Group members, the date and venue for this first meeting will be sent out by Jan and Bron. At our last Focus Group meeting several of us talked about having an open group page for the new group, so we can share information in an open forum, so new people could become involved, this existing facebook group can just be a stop gap to fill that need until the next meeting, when if the members request it this group page will be closed that night, or continue in use for the use of the new group, what ever you all decide on the night. 

Best wishes to you all for a very happy New Year. Sue

Thursday, 29 December 2011

The Blenheim Road Show coming to Watton on 19th Jan

Group member Julian Horn has passed on the info about this forthcoming event 'This should be a cracker of a talk, Smudge has rebuilt the Blenheim 3 times and was on board in the Air Gunner’s position during its first crash many years ago.' It sounds an event not to be missed.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

The School Packs will be delivered on 3rd Jan

The Wayland Heritage School Packs are finished and will be delivered to each of the Wayland schools, with a set of the 13 books, on 3rd Jan. The packs provide a guide to the 13 Wayland Heritage books and data DVDs, and there is also additional material giving a Wayland wide view of some aspects of the area's history. This was the last element of the project worked on by the project Heritage Office, who's final day it was today.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Online Group Site for Wayland Heritage

At the last Focus Group meeting we talked about having an on-line site where we could all keep in touch and post news on our research, events in the villages etc. Back in March 2010 I set up a facebook Wayland Heritage group on which anyone can post info at If you would like to try it out, we can see if it will be OK for keeping each other in touch and giving the New Group a public face, until we can make more firm arrangements in the New Year. Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Last Capturing Our Wayland Heritage Focus Group Meeting

We had a lovely last meeting of the Capturing Our Wayland Heritage Focus Group on 15th Dec, we must have all been good as Father Christmas came. The 13 Wayland Heritage books with DVDs have all been published for Ashill, Breckles & Stow Bedon, Carbrooke, Great Gressingham, Little Cressingham, Great Hockham, Griston, Ovington, Saham Toney, Scoulton, Thompson, Merton and Watton. They are available from the Wayland Partnership at Wayland House, High Street, Watton. The price is £6 for Hockham, Little Cressingham and Ovington all the rest are £8, most of the money will go towards reprinting the books and £2 for supporting a new Wayland Heritage group that will be formed early in the new year, to continue the work of researching and recording the areas history. I will be looking forward to meeting up with you all at the first meeting of the new group. It has been a great joy and a privilage to have been Wayland Heritage Officer for the project from Jan 2009 to end Dec 2011, working for the Wayland Partnership with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thank you all so much for your hardwork and friendship, have a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.
Sue White