Scope of collection

Scope of collection


The main items collected are:


Photographs, newspaper cuttings, posters and other documents – historical and up-to-date, including:


Church, Chapel, School, Windmills, War Memorial, Common, Pubs


Village events and festivities


Carnival: 1951 to 1960s


Barrel Fair programmes 1996 to date (The Barrel Fair hold their main archive)


Wildflower Festival and Village Exhibition 1966 to date


Village businesses and societies


Village record books, surveys and charities 19th and 20th century


Audio-visual interviews and recordings


St Peter’s Churchyard Gravestone inscriptions


Census 1881, Westleton: photocopy of original and also a typescript.  (All Census Records are held in the Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich)


(The Parish Registers commenced in 1545, these are held in the Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich.  Photocopies covering most years between 1755 and 1899 are held by the Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Society)


(Original Westleton Tithe Map of 1842 is held in the Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich)