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
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.
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. We’d 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.
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
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
Community Library Opening - History Display
To contact the group, please click here