Hadleigh Folk from History
Community Spirits. When the Archive itself was the story...
In the run-up to and during the Official Opening of The Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive (17th Sept 2011) strange and sometimes colourful characters were seen in Hadleigh, mingling with modern-day folk, ringing bells, handing out leaflets and occasionally pointing towards the Old Fire Station.
Hats were seen rolling about windy streets and people at Morrisons, Iceland and at the Library were loudly acquainted with events planned and about to take place.
Supporters came from the Archive as well as from AGES Archaeological and Historical Association. One character was a newcomer; it would be the first time Hadleigh had a ‘Town Crier’, our own Peter Hammerton.