Eastwell Village Hall

Eastwell Village Hall on opening day

Eastwell History Group

Come along and enjoy a fascinating series of presentations covering the history of Eastwell and surrounding area, the people who lived there and the events that shaped its story.



The Group carries out a wide range of activities, the most high-profile of which is the conservation of the ex-Eastwell Ironstone Co. locomotive ‘Lord Granby’ (see below). In addition, we research local history throughout the ages, undertake historical walks of the village and of the routes of the ironstone mining, and hold a variety of social and fund-raising events. For more information and to book your place on any activity please contact:

John Wood - john@lordgranbyrail.org.uk or 01949 861836.

See below on how to become a member.

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Did you know we have a 100 Club for the conservation of ‘Lord Granby’ our

ex-Eastwell Ironstone Co. locomotive; in service from 1902 to 1959?  


Just £5 per month gives you entry into the monthly draw for cash prizes.  Your support for this project is extremely important to us.


For more information contact John Wood - john@lordgranbyrail.org.uk or 01949 861836 or visit www.lordgranbyrail.org.uk for full details.


Lord Granby Newsletters

Winter 2016/17

Spring 2016


For the latest on the Lord Granby project visit our Facebook page

Lord Granby and the 100 Club

EHG Lord Granby locomotive

Workshop Open Day, Stathern Lodge, Sun 13th May, from 11.00am

Members and supporters will be able to view the progress made with ‘Lord Granby’s conservation. The event will be held jointly with Dove Cottage Hospice’s Annual Fete which will provide a much broader range of interesting events.


The Armistice talk by John Cotterill MBE, Wed 31st October, 7.30pm

Mr Cotterill is an acknowledged expert on his subject and we have been lucky to secure him for this event.  To help cover expenses there will be a £5 entrance fee for non-members on this occasion.


Steam Dinner III - November

We hope to be holding this around this time.  The previous events were well attended and we hope to achieve the same level of support for this one.  Further details will be provided in due course.


Fundraising Tea Towel – Get Yours Now - £4

The ‘Countryman’s Weather Sayings’ tea towel is now available and it is already selling well. At just £4 to members and supporters it is great value and makes an ideal present or even a wall-hanging display.  All proceeds go to Eastwell History Group funds.To reflect Eastwell’s rural community, it is based on the weather sayings of typical local countrymen and is a good quality cotton towel.  It makes an ideal present; get one for each of your friends.Contact John on 01949 861836 or see Alan at Crossroads Farm when you call for your farm-fresh milk from the vending machine – just £1 per litre.


We rely on the subscriptions received from members and the more members we have the more we are able to do.  If you are not already a member you can easily become one by making a payment of £10 to:

CAF Bank, sort code 40-52-40, account number 00027119, Eastwell History Group.  

If you can set up a standing order for this with your bank you will be even more welcome!