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 November/December 2014 and January 2015
    (For all enquiries please contact the Flackwell Heath Community Library, Chapel Road, Flackwell Heath)

    The “Trace your family history” help sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A full list of dates and times are on display at the Library.

    Fact Finding Forum at the Flackwell Heath Community Library
    Tuesday 18th November 2014, 7.15pm

    The focus of this month’s evening will be “the village in living memory”. Come and share your recollections and possibly discover something new. Can you mark the spot where a WW2 searchlight was positioned? or where the doctor in Sedgmoor held his surgery? or where the Co-op was? Do come along and help us put our dots in the right place on the village map. Everyone is welcome. FREE entry.
    To find out more about our research projects click below:
    Our research projects

    General Knowledge Quiz Night
    Friday 21st November, Flackwell Heath Royal British Legion
    It is regretted that this event has had to be postponed until 2015.

    There are no events planned for December at the present time.

    Over a Hundred Years of Local Railway History
    Monday, 19th January 2015, 7.30 pm at Flackwell Heath Community Library

    During the evening different speakers will look at how the railway lines from High Wycombe were developed and will consider some of the people who worked on them. The main line to London and the Branch line through Loudwater, Wooburn and Bourne End to Maidenhead hold a wealth of local information.
    Tickets from the Library £5 (£3 to FFHCL)

    Remember to pick up a Walks Guide Sheet this winter
    The Local History Group wish to encourage you to get out and discover some local views and the history under our feet. Jane Dunsterville has devised three circular walks in and around Flackwell Heath that are available from the Library. Pick up your Guide Sheet and discover an old trade route, the road that is named after a local merchant and the Old Wharf at Little Marlow.
    Walks are entitled:
    Fennels Wood
    Down on the Farm
    Golf links Loop

    Previous events
    Women on the Home Front Glory Mill - Walk and Talk
    The History of paper-making talk
    Our World at War - Little Marlow Cemetery tour
    To Boldly Glow - History of glow worms in the area
    Assistance at Tell Them of Us, WW1 Cemetery Tour, High Wycombe Glory Mill - Walk and Talk
    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 17th November 2014

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