Jun 012018
The Needingworth <q>Hurricane</q>

When researching the Needingworth Fire of 1847 I went to Ipswich Records Office to have a look at the records for the old Suffolk Fire Insurance Society. Many property owners in Holywell and Needingworth were insured with the Suffolk, and among the papers were hand-written notes of who and what was insured – probably by ….. [click to read more]

Apr 302018
Village Walks

We have started a new section on the website (under the Village menu heading) about Village Walks. We have just finished the fourth of our walks – commemorating the Needingworth fire of 1847. Whereas the previous walks were fairly small, mostly just for our Local History Group, we made much more of this Fire walk ….. [click to read more]

Feb 082018

A couple of years ago I volunteered to look at how we in the Society for One-Place Studies (of which I am a member) might use maps and mapping systems to help with our One-Place Studies (OPS). As part of this I have created a forum (mapping4ops.org) into which I and others are putting our ….. [click to read more]

Dec 302017
16 September 1847

Poster used for Fire walks On 16 September 1847 the inhabitants of Needingworth were shocked by a fire that devastated the village. Although no-one was killed or injured, about half the village was destroyed. With the Parish Council we commemorated the 170th anniversary of the fire on the weekend of 16/17th September 2017. We offered ….. [click to read more]

Jul 142016
Examine Finds at our Local History Group

You can examine archaeological finds from Holywell-cum-Needingworth at our Local History Group meeting in August. George Britton will be bringing some of them along. You can see photos of many of them on the Finds page. For further information see the contact details on the Local History Group page.