Created last year, as a result of Long Melford being featured in Michael Wood’s Great British Story TV programme, featured on the BBC, the Heritage Centre has enjoyed substantial interest and support from locals, and from visitors from as far afield as America, New Zealand, and Australia.
This season, the Heritage Centre features details of the archaeological dig that took place last year at the village Primary School, the 1960’s pipeline dig in Hall Street, and details Melford & Sudbury’s wartime support of HMS Scarab, a naval ship that fought in numerous sea battles.
Villager Henry Ruse has kindly provided a brand new selection of historic photographs, and local historian Anne Grimshaw, has researched a fascinating display, detailing the Melford soldiers who actually fought in the famous Battle of Waterloo, and Peninsula Wars, during the Napoleonic era.
Cllr John Nunn, one of the co-founders says, “many hours of work have gone into creating new photographic and artefact displays for the enjoyment of local residents and visitors to our historic village, and we hope this season will be as successful as last years.”
The Heritage Centre is open Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, Sundays 12 to 4 pm and Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm until the autumn, and is located at the rear of the Village Hall in Chemist Lane, opposite the Bull Hotel. Entry and parking is FREE.
Further details can be found on the village website at www. Long Melford. co. uk