Local history book sales benefit community centre in Worlingworth

Sales of a book charting the history of a Suffolk parish have benefited a community centre to the tune of £359.

Local historian Geoffrey Robinson, who released the second volume of Worlingworth Past and Present In Photographs last year, handed over a cheque to the village’s community centre chairman, Rosemary Ingate.

The money will go towards the refurbishment of community centre facilities.

Mr Robinson’s book includes the tale of Worlingworth’s old schoolmaster, Richard Tissington, who succeeded his brother in the role but was dismissed when the village heard news of his widowed sister-in-law, Betsy Clayton, becoming pregnant.

The two moved away and married, but Betsy died just three years later, aged 40.

The book is on sale in the village for £8.99. Contact Mr Robinson on 01728 628768 or email Worlingworth Local History Group at wlhg@hotmail.co.uk.