The Stockton on the Forest and Hopgrove Local History Group was formed in 2008 and membership is open to anyone with an interest in Stockton on the Forest and it's surrounding area. The group's aims are to hold events, collect material and publish information to stimulate the interest and knowledge of Stockton and its neighbourhood.
We also encourage and support individuals in their own research as well as developing group research. As a group we are also interested in hearing from people who no longer live in the area but have memories, memorabilia and photos of they would be willing to share with us
Latest Newsletter November 2020 - link from side bar.
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“In Days Gone By – A History of Stockton on the Forest”
Our book, originally issued in 2011, has been reprinted and is available from either Jane or Bobby, details below or Dean's Garden Centre, Tom's Shop as well as Amazon and Ebay. It costs £7.99.
Picture from ‘The Press” of our 2014 Exhibition to mark the 100th Anniversary of WWI.
We meet four times a year at the Village Hall as well as having group visits to places of interest and carry out field walks We have also conducted archaeological digs under the guidance of the York Community Archaeologist.
Planned Meetings for 2021 are subject to any COVID19 rules current at the time and confirmation of being held and details of the Guest Speakers will be given closer to the dates.
They are held in the Long Room of the Village Hall, which is on the Coastliner bus route, and are open to all. Cost £2.50 for non-members and £1.50 for members, refreshments are provided.
Please note that currently meetings are held in the afternoons at 2:30 except for the AGM which remains an evening event.
Our meetings involve a short formal part, followed by a guest speaker and then refreshments and general discussion/sharing of items of interest which are often brought in by the members themselves.
We have various on-going topics which include a time capsule, a village history board, restoration of the railway weighbridge, finding our Roman Road…. And many more!
18th March (2.30pm)
17th June (2.30pm)
16th September (2.30pm)
18th November (7.30pm) AGM
2020 All meetings were Cancelled due to COVID 19
Thursday 19th March @ 2:30pm: Speaker: (Our own) Ivan Adams – History of Electricity in Yorkshire Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday 18th June @ 2:30pm: Speaker: (Our own) Ivan Adams – History of the Railways in Yorkshire Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday 17th September @ 2:30pm: Speaker Hugh Ainsley - Tale of Two Heroes. Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday 19th November @7:30pm : AGM Cancelled due to COVID-19
Bobby Hughes (Treasurer)
Tel: 01904 400188
Jane Phythian (Secretary)
Tel: 01904 400309