About Us


The Whilton Local History Society was formed in order to share, encourage and promote interest in the fascinating local history of the parish of Whilton and its surrounding area.


The group meets regularly throughout the year and arranges outings to local venues with a link to Whilton's history.


The group has been supported generously by the Heritage Lottery Fund which has made this website and all of the celebrations for Captain Henry Reynolds VC, MC possible.

Latest News

The Next Meeting

The next meeting is on Friday, 12th January 2018 at 7:30pm in Whilton Village Hall.    
The meeting is the Annual General Meeting for members. It will be accompanied by a Norman meal.
Annual  subscriptions of £10.00 will be due at this meeting. If you wish to  become a member and to attend, please contact us using the form below.

Captain Henry Reynolds VC MC

Walking the Harry Reynolds Trail

There  will be a guided walk around Whilton Village on Friday 1st June 2018 to  explore the places in the village associated with World War I soldiers.  To book a place, or arrange an alternaive date, please use the Contact  form below.

Harry Reynolds Trail Information Lecterns

The information lecterns, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund are now in place at Whilton Locks and on Whilton Village Green.

Henry Reynolds Survey

We  received valuable support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and now we  need to let them know what the impact of their funding has been. If you  have not already completed a feedback form, we would like to know what  you thought of the Captain Reynolds celebrations by filling in our  online survey.  Thank you.

Investiture Centenary

June  1st 2018 will be the centenary of Harry Reynolds' decoration with the  Victoria Cross by King George V. We will be marking the occasion with a  WWI walk and a showing of the video explaining how Harry won the VC. 


Henry Reynolds Biography

There are still copies of the Henry Reynolds biography available. Please contact Anthea Hiscock via email or 01327 843319. Whilst we have copies available, the price is still £20.00. Once the current stock has gone, the price may change.

Celebrating Courage

We have produced a souvenir of the events which took place in September 2017 to celebrate Captain Henry Reynolds winning the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Passchendaele. The price is £4.79 plus postage. If you would like to purchase a copy, click on the link below.

Whilton Parish 2012

If  you are new to the village, or did not buy a copy originally, our  photobook to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is now on sale again. The price is £28.99 plus postage.

Living in the Gap

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.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Whilton Local History Society

We meet regularly throughout the year and we would welcome new members. For details of when we meet, go to our Calendar page for details.

We meet in the Village Hall

Main Street, Whilton, Northamptonshire, England NN11 2UH

Call 01327 843319 for more information


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed