Why an Archive?
At the Gressenhall Museum History Fair in 2009 we
saw that villages were collecting photographs and
memories from the past. We realised that unnamed people in photographs are unknowable
three generations later and that to begin collecting
photographs of Hoe and Worthing right away could be
just in the nick of time.
The history of village life, especially that of the
majority – working people – is easily lost. Photos
and memories, collected together, do give a vivid
snapshot of of the past.
Hoe and Worthing Archive had its ﬁrst exhibition in
2010. The number of people who gave their photos and
documents to be copied, did research on names, gave
us their memories and came on the day, proved that
this Archive is valued and has meaning for families
of our villages, past and present.
We hope you enjoy seeing some of the Archive on this
website. Contact us
if you have anything you'd like to contribute.