Our objectives are: |
Programme for January - March 2018Now almost into our seventh year the Flackwell Local Area History Group has plans for yet another full year of research activities, talks and events. We hope our latest programme provides enough variety to suit all your interests but do let us know if there is something that you would particularly like us to cover later in the year.
Monday 22nd January 2018, at 7.30 pm at Flackwell Heath Community Library
Lesser Known Grand Houses in Bucks
Mike Dewey will describe the history of four local grand houses which are not normally open to the public.
This is a ticketed event. The tickets are now available at the library and are £5 (£3 to friends of FHCL). Please note that tickets will not be available on the night.
Monday 12th February 2018, from 7.15 pm at the Flackwell Heath Community Library
Fact Finding Forum. Free Entry.
Come along and join us for a chat and a cuppa and share your memories of living in the local villages. Do bring along any photos of interest which we can copy for our archives. We will also be showing some cine film clips that were taken around the surrounding area. FREE entry.
If you live in a pre 1920s house and know about its history we would love to hear from you – see our appeal corner below.
Monday 19th February, at 7.30 pm at the Flackwell Heath Community Library
Literary Luminaries of Buckinghamshire and their Secrets
Local author Denise Beddows reveals some lesser known and often mildly scandalous facts about some of our famous local writers. Perhaps more than any county outside Greater London, Buckinghamshire has been home to a surprising number of gifted and successful writers throughout the ages.
This is a ticketed event. The tickets are now available at the Flackwell Heath Community Library and are £5 (£3 to friends of FHCL). Please note that tickets will not be available on the night.
Monday 19th March 2018, at 7.30pm at the Flackwell Heath Community Library
High Wycombe’s Contribution to Aviation
Dave Scott will provide an enlightening tale about events before the Great War, the manufacture of aeroplane parts by the local furniture factories in WW1, events between the wars, such as Sir Alan Cobham's Flying Circus, Amy Johnson (who lived locally), and the Bourne End Flying Field. The talk will conclude with the major manufacture of aeroplane parts in the town`s furniture factories in WW2, especially the de Havilland Mosquito.
This is a ticketed event. The tickets will be available at the Flackwell Heath Community Library in February and are £5 (£3 to friends of FHCL). Please note that tickets will not be available on the night.
Book a Family History Research session
Would you like to find out about where you come from? Would you like to know who your grandparents or great-grandparents were, and where they came from?
If you would like to discover more about your family using the internet but are unsure how to start, then why not try a session of family history research. To arrange a research session at the library please contact Gill Kyle on 01494 436314 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. The sessions cost £2.00 for 50 minutes plus the cost of any photocopying.
Do you live in a pre-1920s house?
To help with our research into the lives of the men named on our war memorials, we have the names of their homes but names of houses often change when sold so the original is lost over time.
Can you help by telling us the name of your house between 1910-1920? If you can, please e-mail email@example.com or phone 01628 524332.
Flackwell Local Area History Group has its own page on Facebook where you can view and comment on old pictures and interesting information about our villages. If you are a Facebook user and would like to join the page there is a direct link at the top of this page or go to https://www.facebook.com/FlackwellLocalAreaHistoryGroup/ and 'like' the page.
If you would like to share information in advance on the topics contained in any of our talks we would love to hear from you.
click here to contact us.
(For all enquiries please contact the Flackwell Heath Community Library, Chapel Road, Flackwell Heath)
The group in action:
Talks, exhibitions and displays at the Flackwell Heath Community Library
(Remember to look at our display cabinet in the library foyer as the display inside changes periodically)
Costumed cemetery tour for the centenary of WW1 at Little Marlow Cemetery
Hospital Train 314
Lost Pubs in Our Villages
Woodturning by KraftinWood
‘Frackle’ – what happened: Who built what, where, when and why?
Loudwater in the Great War
Buckinghamshire Spies and Subversives
Warfare takes to the Air
A History of Local Railways
A History of Wooburn Town and St Paul's Church
Wycombe Man, Carving a Niche in the World
Frackle People and Places - from olden times to the 1950s - twice
Volunteers from Flackwell Local Area History Group acted as guides for WW1 Wycombe Cemetery pageant
Volunteers from Flackwell Local Area History Group acted as models for A Dress to Die For at Wycombe Arts Festival
Over a Hundred Years of Local Railway History
History of Chairmaking in Wycombe
The Villages in the Great War part 1 - Flackwell Heath
History of Chairmaking in Wycombe
Stained glass making at Burleighfield
The Local Machine Riots of 1830/31 - Rioters families
Early Schooling in Flackwell & Loudwater - twice
Over a Hundred Years of Local Railway History - thrice and always a sell out!
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 - twice
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
Community Library Opening - History Display
To contact the group, please click here
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/
Loudwater lea: www.galaxypix.com/Sally/Loudwaterlea/
Your memories of village life are always much appreciated and these will appear under the learn more buttons on our Flackwell folk and Loudwater lea websites:click here to contact us.
For 'Then and Now' images of the area click here
Lest We Forget
Site last updated 11th January 2018