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   Whilton Local History Society

 

 

 

The Next Meetings

 

 

Saturday 23rd June - an outing to Grafton Regis to experience 'A Thousand Years in 100 Minutes'.  For more information, use the contact form here.

 

 

Friday 14th September - "Northamptonshire Airfields of the Second World War" at 7.30 pm in the village hall.

 

The last meeting was on 1st June which was an open evening to remember Captain Reynolds VC, MC on the centenary of his investiture by King George V

  • 6.30 pm - Guided walk round the village based on Whilton in World War I.
  • 7.30 pm in the Church - Audio-visual presentation made by local residents on the wartime experiences of Captain Reynolds and his life after the War.
  • 8.00 pm in the village hall - The photographic exhibition of Captain Reynolds' life was on show and a cold buffet was served.

 Full details of the occasion can be found here.


Write-ups of previous history society meetings can be found below.

The Local History Society has its own website which can be found here.

 

Captain Henry Reynolds VC

There was a celebration in the village on 20th and 23rd September 2017 commemorating the courage and the life of Captain Henry Reynolds, who won the Victoria Cross in September 1917, having already won the Military Cross in the previous spring.

Captain Reynolds, known as "Harry" was one of ten children born in Whilton Locks where he grew up and lived his early married life.  He moved to East Haddon shortly before the First World War.  We shared the celebration and commemoration with East Haddon, whose main event will take place in December.

The full timetable of the September celebration can be found here.

Read more about Captain Reynolds and other World War One soldiers at the Local History Society website here.

 

 

 

Our local history expert, Anthea Hiscock, has written a book 'Living in the Gap' covering the history of Whilton during the period 1,000-2,000 AD.  If you would like a copy (281pp price £12.99) please ring Anthea on 01327 843319 or email her.  For an independent review of the book by local resident Tom Price, see here.

 

 

 

 


 

Links to write-ups of previous meetings

 

2018

"The Spotted Cow"     (March)

"AGM and Norman Meal"    (January)

 

2017

Whilton Names    (November)

Bannaventa     (May)

Borough Hill    (March)

"AGM and Tudor Meal"   (January)

 

2016

"The Whilton Men Who Went to War"   (November)

"Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition"   (September)

"Chuck Away the Chintz"  (April)

Saxon Supper  (January)

 

2015

 

The Mystery of a Whilton Stone  (November)

The King in the Car Park  (September)

Outing to Towcester Museum  (July)

Three Mills on the Stream (March)

 

2014

 

The Water Gardens of Brockhall (November)

Captain Henry Reynolds VC (September)

Whilton on the Eve of War (May)

Roughmoor through eight centuries (January)

 

2013

 

The brook project: Peopling the map (September)

A voice from Whilton's past (July)

1656 - One document's story (March)

 

2012

 

The art of Whilton (November)

Who was who in South View (September)

Ridge and furrow - a talk by Barry Smith (July)

Orphaned and fatherless of Whilton (March)

 

2011

 

Barley, malt and beer in Whilton (November)

Don Welch and his times (July)

What to see in Whilton churchyard (May)

What have you found in your garden? (March)

The story of Stone House (January)

 

2010

 

Christmas parties at Whilton Lodge (November)

Guess or remember (July)

The Plough: Past into present (May)

Worn in Whilton (March)

Wadds in a name (January)

 

2009

 

William Langton and his farm (November)

Landlubbers and boatmen (September)

The tale of Tommy Adams (July)

Monuments and memories in Whilton Church (May)

Fetes and festivals (March)

A typical medieval winter meal (January)

 

2008

 

Whilton charities (November)

Whilton fields (August)

Illness in Whilton's past (July)