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Desford & District Local History Society

The History Society are custodians of the parish archives. From time to time, we use these records to put on displays & exhibitions.

We have a meeting with a speaker on the 3rd Tuesday of alternate months. The programme for the remainder of the year is below.

In addition, we organise trips. This years Summer Trip will be to Kings Lynn or Sandringham.

Officers for 2017

President: Caroline Wessel

Chairman: Bernard Grimshaw

Secretary: Angela Thomas

Treasurer: Bernard Grimshaw

Committee Members: Gwyneth Reed, Pat Crane, John Richards, Molly Marcus, Steve Thorpe, Jane Crowson

Archivists: Pat Crane, Jane Crowson, Pat Kirby, Beth Bates, Angela Thomas, Gwyneth Reed, Lynda Grimshaw, Janet Clarke

Photographers: Steve Thorpe, Huw Thomas and Molly Marcus

Events for 2017

2017 Meetings




January 17th

The Desford Tapestry

Janet O'Donovan

March 21st

Vulcan to the Sky Trust

Steve Ware

May 16th

Victoria Park, London Road and the Via Devana

Caroline Roberts

Saturday June 10th

Annual Trip -
Kings Lynn or Sandringham

July 18th
(St. Martin's Church)

The Bradgate Excavations

Peter Liddle

September 19th

The Legends & Folklore of the Apple

Gareth King

November 21st

The Rolling Process at Desford Tubes

Paul Neale

Publications Available

Recollections £2.00

A Brief History of Desford 50p

Both publications are available from Pat Crane.