Local History

This will be an section of the web site that will always be under construction. It will be divided into sections one for Halesworth and one for each of “our” villages. We welcome your contributions, just email us with the information you think we should have or corrections that should be made. If you have any pictures that will be great.

Current Content:


The ‘MALT’ Research Team
Are you interested in Halesworth’s past? Does industrial archaeology fascinate you? Would you like to learn skills in historical research? If the answer is yes to any of these, read on.
The ‘MALT’ Research Team

Halesworth and District Time Line


  • Policing in Halesworth
  • The Ipswich Building Society in Halesworth
  • Plant Hunters of Halesworth and Working from Home
  • Halesworth’s Unique Movable Platform


  • Wissett Home Guard in WW2


  • Rumburgh Home Guard in WW2

— yes we do need more content!