The village of Willingale has secured a Heritage Lottery Grant to investigate its history and create an archive. I attended the Launch Day’ of the ‘Willingale Community Archive Project’ last Sunday (18th July). On display at the Village Hall were numerous old photographs and postcards of the parishes of Willingale Doe and Willingale Spain, a copy of the Parish Register on microfiche and films depicting Willingale’s past. Many came to the event. The three-year project aims to collect and converse the memories of Willingale and provide the community with easy access to this wealth of information. The organisers tell me that as part of the HLF deal an Education Pack will be produced and a Project website will be created. This site will follow progress with interest.
For more on the ‘Willingale Community Archive Project’ go to http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/essex-chronicle-chelmsford-uk/mi_8117/is_20100708/community-news/ai_n54357617/pg_5/ and http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:DauJJlKSkoQJ:www.hlf.org.uk/aboutus/decisionmakers/Documents/04BoardApril2010.pdf+willingale+community+archive&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk