...but not the last!
Yesterday the Needham and Brockdish Heritage Group gathered at the Waveney Heritage Centre. This was the first time the Centre has been put to its proper use - as a base for exploring, recording and celebrating the heritage of our beautiful home area.
An enjoyable and well-attended meeting was led by the project's manager and inspiration, Stephen Poulter of Needham. Individual members were given time to introduce themselves, their local connections and particular interests. The project's patron, Baroness Elaine Murphy, introduced herself and shared her love of historical research, which blossomed while writing her fascinating book, The Moated Grange, about her Brockdish home. Geoff Doggett, the chair of Waveney Heritage CIC, spoke of plans for the Centre's future.
After a tea break full of animated conversations, Stephen got down to core business of the meeting: describing in some detail the structure and methodology he envisaged for the project. See Stephen's presentation here.
Another meeting is planned for Sunday April 15th. at 2.30 PM - by which time we should have heard the outcome of the project's bid for a Heritage Lottery grant... keep your fingers crossed for us!