** Please note that due to coronvirus restrictions, we are unable to open the Archive Centre or put on any of our walks or social activites at the moment
Wickham Market Area Archive Centre maintains records relating to families, properties and events in the area of Wickham Market, in the county of Suffolk, England.
These archives may be viewed ** by visiting the Archive Centre on Thursday mornings between 10:30am and 12:30pm (no appointment is needed). For an appointment to visit at any other time, please phone 01728 746058. You are welcome to visit the Centre to do some research, or just to see the set-up of the scheme. The "Records Held" page gives a list of the type of documents available.
The Centre is always looking for more material to add to its already extensive collection of books, maps, photographs and documents. These may be originals or copies. Photographs should have as much detail as possible - names, dates and places are the most important.
In addition to "old" materials, photographs and accounts of current events are required - it is surprising how quickly the present becomes the past!
Members of the Archive Centre have produced a number of publications which are available locally, and very reasonably priced. More information can be found on the Publications page.
A social event is held annually, in October, ** at which a guest speaker talks on a subject of local interest.
Public exhibitions are put on each year, ** in Wickham Market Village Hall.
Annual Membership of the Centre is available.
In 2020 ** we are again running our two guided walks - "Historic Wickham Market" and "Historic Easton". For more information, go to our guided walks page.
Records from our archive regarding the Plomesgate Union Workhouse will be featured in the April 2020 edition of "Who Do You Think You Are?" magazine.
The Archive Centre is open ** on Thursday mornings, between 10:30am and 12:30pm.
Please note that copyright of pictures shown is held by, or granted to, the Archive Centre.