To find out more about our activities please use the links below:
For a visual history of our villages go to Flackwell Folk: www.galaxypix.com/Sally/Flackwellfolk/
For 'Then and Now' images of the area click here
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May: National Mills Weekend – Two walks with Local History Group member Jane Dunsterville and colleague Barrie Penfold.
These walks are free but places are limited.
Saturday morning May 11th:
A walk to find the mills of Loudwater and the Wooburn area – please book your place with Jane on 01628 521112
Sunday morning May 12th:
A walk to find the mills of Wooburn Town and Bourne End – please book your place with Barrie on 01628 525415
Monday May 13th 7.30 pm: Lace Making Presentation at Flackwell Heath Community Library
Tickets from Flackwell Heath Community Library, Chapel Road, Flackwell Heath, £5 each (£3 for Friends of FHCL)
Buckinghamshire has always been widely known for its lace, but these days, the people making lace are fewer in number.
We are therefore delighted to host a group whose members are drawn from local villages.
They will talk about lace making as a cottage industry and will also demonstrate their equipment, methods and skills.
For those who would like to bring their own treasures along they may be able to help with identification.
Sunday 14th July 4.30–6 pm: 'The Times of Their Lives' at Little Marlow Cemetery, Fern Lane
Places are limited so please book your tickets in advance from the Flackwell Heath Community Library, Chapel Road, Flackwell Heath, £5 each (£3 for Friends of FHCL)
Join Local History Group member Sally Scagell for her tour of the earliest part of Little Marlow Cemetery at Fern Lane.
Discover the life and times of the early incumbents of this tranquil spot and learn about the changes in mourning customs.
Sally gives regular tours of High Wycombe Cemetery and runs the Lost the Plot website (www.galaxypix.com/Sally/Losttheplot).
Wearing appropriate mourning costume, she now brings her pacey and informative delivery to Fern Lane.
Not suitable for children under 12. Please wear suitable footwear for uneven ground.
Please note that parking at the Cemetery is extremely limited so sharing transport is advisable.
Silt Road (550k PDF)
Farming in Flackwell Heath(570k PDF)
Machine Riots talk (550k PDF)
Our research projects
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