Flackwell Heath and Loudwater Local History Group

This newly formed local history group for residents of Flackwell Heath and Loudwater, in Buckinghamshire, aims to promote an interest in our history and to foster a sense of community.

Our objectives are:

  • To conduct research into aspects of the history and life in the communities of Flackwell Heath and Loudwater
  • To hold exhibitions on subjects of historical and topical interest
  • To conduct community projects on the history of Flackwell Heath, Loudwater and their environs and related subjects of local and community interest
  • To liaise with schools and other local interest groups to provide information on the history of Flackwell Heath, Loudwater and area
  • To support Flackwell Heath and Loudwater Community Library in preserving records and sources of information on the history of the locality
  • To organise talks, seminars and workshops on local history.
  • 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/
    Look for the new dot along Heath End Road on the New Heathens map - it was high time we had a photo of the annual half marathon.

    For 'Then and Now' images of the area click here

    Forthcoming events

    Events Schedule for April and May 2014
    (For all enquiries please contact the Flackwell Heath Community Library, Chapel Road, Flackwell Heath)

    Family history sessions continue in the library during April. Please book your 50 minute session at the Library.
    Cost 2.
    Dates available:
    Thursday 2-5pm April 10th
    Tuesday 5-7pm April 22nd

    Fact Finding Forum
    No meeting in April due to the Easter holidays. See May.

    Saturday 26th April 2014: Glory Mill - a walk and talk led by Flackwell Heath and Loudwater Local History Group's Jane Dunsterville. Learn about the work of Glory Mill, Loudwater's last paper mill which closed in 2000, and visit its location. For further details and to book your free place please contact Jane on 01628 521112.

    Monday 12th May 2014, 7.30pm at the Flackwell Heath Community Library. How to trace your family - an introduction.
    A family history talk on how to get started and what to do next. For further details please contact the Flackwell Heath Community Library later this month.

    Tuesday 20th May 2014, 7.15pm at the Flackwell Heath Community Library Fact Finding Forum.
    - (No meeting in April due to the Easter holidays).
    We have found that we rarely have sufficient time at the end of our advertised talks to look through photographs and books, share memories or offer help with research projects. These monthly informal get-togethers, over a free cup of tea or coffee, hopefully help to remedy this. We will endeavour to scan your photos, news clipping or items of interest while you wait, thus enabling us to build a village archive for the future. One of our aims is to produce a village timeline to display in the library. Wed also like to hear about your own interests: the old railway, village schools, house histories, farms, old photos and maps have all captured your imagination. So do come along to the library with any snippets of information or relevant items that might help piece together the history of our villages.
    Free entry.

    It is anticipated that further Fact Finding evenings will take place on the third Tuesday of each month, dates and projects to be confirmed. Please see our Easter newsletter for details.

    To find out more about our research projects click below:
    Our research projects

    Previous events
    Our Villages in the Great War
    Then and Now - Fennels Wood a changing story

    Fund raising Quiz Night
    The history of Windsor Chairs
    A virtual tour of the surrounding area - SWOP
    Open evening - house histories and Glory Mill
    The Times of their Lives - Little Marlow Cemetery tour
    Lace Making presentation
    Walk for National Mills Weekend
    Silt Road - the Wye
    Farming in Flackwell Heath
    Our research on the Machine Riots

    The Machine Riots of 1830
    Open evening - sharing the past
    Jubilee Exhibition
    Community Library Opening - History Display

    To contact the group, please click here

    Site last updated 1st April 2014

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