The Millenium celebrations in 2000 triggered tremendous interest in the village's past. One of the Millennium Committee's projects raised funds to restore a collection of glass negatives which recorded the village as it was from around the turn of the previous century. The success of that project led to the setting up of a Local History Group in 2001.
The Stradbroke Local History Group's first priority was to gather as much material as we could from people in the village, many of whom had pictures and documents and memories handed down from from previous generations. By scanning the pictures and documents we were able to build up a large collection showing Stradbroke's past. Together with the Millenium Project's images this formed the basis of the "Stradbroke Village Archive" and items are still being added every month.
STRADBROKE VILLAGE ARCHIVE
The Village Archive contains a wealth of information about Stradbroke's past. Some of that information is available on this website and it has been divided up into sections covering specific aspects of village life over the years.
We shall expand and develop the pages either by request from researchers (where we have some information) or from putting some of our Village Archive onto the site for general interest.
PLEASE BEAR WITH US AS WE DEVELOP THESE PAGES. if you have any ideas or suggestions (or better still information or photographs) that might help please let us know via the forum so it can be a discussion item.
(Click on items that are underlined to go to the related page)
Stradbroke's Past - Families and people