The Society has many thousands of photographs and artefacts connected with village life over the past 150 years.

We are pleased to try and answer questions relating to the people of Whimple, it's history or past events.
We have a large archive of ephemera and artefacts but we may not be able to answer your query immediately. If you wish to contact us then please go to the Contact page.
There is a charge of £5 per hour for the use of our archives which contributes towards their maintenance and is always greatly appreciated.
If you are reseaching family history, we have provided some useful links below.

tHIS YEAR......

The archives team at The Heritage Centre was especially busy in 2017. In addition to our usual work of ensuring the archives are kept up to date with records of all aspects of village life, we have introduced a new indexing system for the archives. The original system was rather complex and had its origins in what may well have been one of the first computers in the village and which was owned by John Shepherd, a founder member and first Chairman of the History Society.
The new system makes it easier for us maintain the archives and, importantly, it allows us to more readily locate information to answer the enquiries we receive from all over the world about a surprising variety of subjects.
Many of our enquiries are from people researching their family history and some people visit Whimple to see where their ancestors lived. With this in mind, we have started a new project to research and record the names of village fields, orchards and properties over the years because new owners frequently change names, perhaps to something personally significant to them.

Digital Records
The task of electronically recording our archives has now been under way for nearly eleven years. We shall also have digital images of our artefacts - eventually!  It is a mammoth and ongoing task especially when being undertaken on a volunteer basis. However, it is hoped that we can eventually make some of our records available for online retrieval from our website.

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