A Historic Meeting
On the evening of 21st October the Little Bealings PCC held an open meeting to discuss the future of the Church as a hub for activity (religious and otherwise) within the village. The current state of Angela Cobbold Hall was discussed and its future as part of the Church’s developing plan was considered. The outcome of the discussion will be posted separately.
Of particular interest was the attendance by a member of the Cobbold Family, Anthony Cobbold, the keeper of the Cobbold Family History Trust. The trust is a charity that promotes and encourages the study of history with particular reference to the Cobbold and related families. Anthony was particularly interested in the role Angela Cobbold and her relatives played in the village and, of course, its outcome in the building and naming of the Angela Cobbold Hall itself. It was good to know that after hearing of our plans, Anthony warmly endorsed the PCC’s vision and looked forward to being kept abreast of developments as these plans comes to fruition.
Anthony expressed more general interest in the village too and to that end has been put in touch with Jim Pawsey, our resident historian, as well as being sent copies of historic documents and more detailed accounts of the Angela Cobbold Hall history. Anthony travels up to Suffolk on a regular basis (he lives in the south-west) and we look forward to seeing him again following his ready acceptance of further hospitality when next in Little Bealings.