The Millennium 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 they 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 they 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. The Local History Group have now handed over to the Stradbroke Archive and Records Association (SARA) who have begun to put this online. So far there are over 900 items online.
The Stradbroke Village Archive website is located at http://www.stradbrokearchive.org.uk/
Last updated by Web Team May 6, 2015.