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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the club for?

The  group is open to everyone who is interested in the history of Whilton and the local area.

Do I need to be a member to attend?

No. Visitors are welcome but there is a charge of  £3. Membership for the year is only £10 and there are usually 6 meetings every year.

Latest News

September Meeting

We shall meet again at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall on Friday, 14th September.  The subject will be Northamptonshire Airfields of the Second World War.  This meeting is free to members, with a charge of £3 for visitors, who are welcome.

Celebrating Courage - Investiture Centenary

The beginning of June marked the end of Whilton’s First World War project, “Celebrating Courage”, as we remembered the heroism of Captain Henry Reynolds, born in Whilton Locks. explaining how Harry won the VC. 

Celebrating Courage - Feedback

Following the end of our project on 1st June about Captain Henry Reynolds VC, MC, we are now able to share the feedback gathered from people who were involved in the 'Celebrating Courage' event.

Grafton Regis Outing

Saturday 23rd June marked the outing of The Whilton Local History Society.  We travelled to Grafton Regis to attend “1000 years in 100 minutes”.

New Articles

We have recently added some new articles onto  our website. We look at the Whilton men who went to war,  The Spotted Cow pub in Whilton Locks and Hard Times  in Whilton, before the Welfare State..

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