Waldringfield History Group
Waldringfield History Group’s aim is to bring together all we know of the village and its people in the past.
The history of the village includes an entry on Waldringfield in the Domesday Book and a set of Rivershall and Hilton Manorial Court Rolls at Suffolk Record Office from which we have translated extracts. There is also a collection of maps and a few archaeological surveys of some interesting village buildings. We have also started an oral and video History Collection and also have acquired an extensive collection of photographs, many of which appear in the book.
We aim to gather information on all Aspects of Village Life in the past for our own interest but will also try to make a record for posterity of what’s happened in the village. Much of our material appears in the book.
Please feel free to send us any information, documents or photos that can add to the collection.
Most years our group has presented a talk to the villagers. Waldringfield Post War Years, at Leisure, at Work, at War, Early Years and A Walk Around. For 2014/2015 we looked at our large collection of Wills and other legal documents (look under Documents) and presented our findings. In 2017 we presented The “I Spy” talk.
Golden Duck Publishing:
Golden Duck is a UK writing and publishing company, created by Francis Wheen and Julia Jones.
Golden Duck has published 17 in-house titles in paperback format. Most are available as e-books (both kindle & epub).
Julia has published both fiction and non-fiction titles and also titles where her input has been editorial. She is the author of the Strong Winds series, illustrated by Claudia Myatt. They also worked together to produce Please Tell Me and Please Tell Me More. As a biographer she has written The Adventures of Margery Allingham (first published by Heinemann as Margery Allingham: A Biography) and Fifty Years in the Fiction Factory: the Working Life of Herbert Allingham. Her editorial input is particularly significant in the 4th edition of The Oaken Heart and in The Cruise of Naromis: August in the Baltic 1939. Beloved Old Age and What to Do About It is (in part) an autobiographical account of her experience as a dementia carer.
Julia is the literary contributor to Yachting Monthly. She also writes regular feature articles for the magazine as well as for other nautical and special interest publications including Marine Quarterly, Classic Boat, Classic Sailor and the journals of the Arthur Ransome Society. Her articles have appeared in the Daily Mail, the Oldie and the Lady as well as in various health and social care journals. Previously she was a regular book reviewer for the TES.