history_group_logo.jpgABOUT US:

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




“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. It costs £7.99.









Uncle Percy

  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.



 Meetings for 2020. 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. 


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  (to be confirmed)




Bobby Hughes (Treasurer)                       Jane Phythian (Secretary)

Tel: 01904 400188                                Tel:

Email Bobby                                          Email Jane

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