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.
The group is open to everyone who is interested in the history of Whilton and the local area.
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.
The March meeting will take place in the Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 15th March 2019. Sid Gooden, engine driver, will share his memories of the “Age of Steam”.
Our 2019 AGM was held on 18th January in the Village Hall, which was once the Schoolroom. This was combined with a Victorian meal of roast beef with plum pudding as was served in the Schoolroom in January 1859, as recorded in the Northampton Mercury:
“On Tuesday (4 January) last the church choir of the snug little village of Whilton met at the school-room to partake of a good substantial dinner of roast beef and plum pudding, the Rev. Randolph Skipwith, rector, presiding. Amongst the number were observed Mr. James Emery, Mr. Perridge Langton, churchwardens, Mr. Richard Elliott, Mr. Thomas Emery, Mr. Branston, the schoolmaster, and several others.
About eight o'clock the young Iadies of the village made their appearance, which indicated that change of proceedings was about to take place. After a short pause the sound of the violins was heard, and several quadrilles and country dances followed.
The meeting separated highly gratified.”
The following meeting will be on Friday, 17th May at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall. The speaker will be Jackie Hibbert on “The Lost Village of Thrupp”, once a thriving medieval community between Daventry and Long Buckby.
Come and find out what happened.
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.
Main Street, Whilton, Northamptonshire, England NN11 2UH
Call 01327 843319 for more information