top of page
IMG_0853.jpeg

Welcome to the

Waveney Heritage Centre

Brockdish

Giving our past a future
 
D2DFB10A-9C3C-4B1F-B950-332669246F1B_1_201_a_edited.jpg

Opening times:

April to September: 2nd & last Sunday of the month, 10 am - 3 pm

October to March: Last Sunday of the month, 10 am - 3 pm

After the launch of the Waveney Museums Trail map, our two museums (Waveney Heritage and Waveney Wireless) are now open on the second and last Sunday of each month but revert back to once a month (the last Sunday) from October.

 

So from Sunday 28th May, come and collect your map, get your map stamped and follow on to the next museum.  

Also an ideal way for children to get more involved in history. Open from 10 am - 3pm.

4076233A-08AD-4674-BFDC-6009435A7738.jpeg

 

Latest Newsletter

Here we are, with the summer moving on far too fast, children back to school and life returning to what passes for normal!

 

We have held several successful events during the summer and hosted various “crafty” sessions for  other organisations. The Waveney Volunteers for Nature have been busy keeping the grounds under control and we are looking forward to meeting more local groups who have asked to use our premises.

 

In the meantime, Waveney Wireless goes from strength to strength, the Museum of Childhood Memories and the lovely 1930's sitting room are looking great with some new exhibits.  Jill Edwards our secretary has been pulling the archive into order so that we can embark on the enormous task of scanning stuff so that it can be viewed online - Maybe a winter job?

 

As you know our building used to be the village school which sadly closed several years ago. Gordon Lascelles who many of you know from his researches in Harleston is giving us a talk on Wednesday  13th  September on “Education over 600 years in Brockdish and Thorpe Abbotts”, starting at 7.30pm.  You may not know there was a school at Thorpe Abbotts, but there was! It closed a long ago and it will be interesting to find out more about it. I do know that the registers and punishment books are still in existence for Brockdish, revealing the misdemeanours of some well know local residents!  

 

Over the weekend of 23/24th September we have another of our open days, starting  at 10.00am each day. The BBQ will be on hand for Saturday and a ready supply of drinks and cakes on both days as always. We are looking forward to welcoming stall holders from other local groups, including Waveney Volunteers for Nature who are working to improve our grounds for nature. We have stalls, music and much much more, so do come along. The Volunteers for Nature group have been working very hard on both Brockdish commons, including the one immediately adjacent to our building. It is coming along beautifully and you might like to have a walk there with one of the volunteers. We are also hoping that at some stage we may be able to acquire the small field at the top of the bank which the school used as a sports field. Because it is adjacent to a footpath and the Angles Way it would make a lovely further addition to the area and its wildlife.

 

We are looking forward to meeting you all again. As always if you have any comments on how we can improve, please talk to us and if you fancy volunteering that would be even better!

 

Best wishes from us all at Waveney Heritage.

 

Your Trustees

Heritage & Wireless  Open Weekend

Saturday/Sunday 23/24 September 2023

The Waveney Heritage Centre are holding another open weekend which will feature our museums of course, but also the Waveney Museums Trail, Mah Jong demo, the Waveney Volunteers for Nature showcasing their conservation work, bbq on Saturday only.... and more. 

WHC open day 23_24 September 2023 jpeg.jpg
WHC 2023 Events List 2 jpeg.jpg
bottom of page