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 - email@example.com or 01949 861836.
See below on how to become a member.
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 the latest on the Lord Granby project visit our Facebook page
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.
Saturday 17th August
We will transport the cab of ‘Lord Granby’ to the fete and provide the opportunity for visitors to take photographs of their friends looking through the cab windows with facsimiles of the working clothes of the ironstone workers, rather like the sort of thing seen at the seaside. We shall also be promoting the conservation work done on ‘Lord Granby’.
Saturday 26th October at 7:00pm, Eastwell Village Hall
Many of you will remember the two Steam Dinners held in recent years to raise funds for our steam locomotive ‘Lord Granby’. They comprised a two-course high quality meal. These have been great social events and several people have asked us to run this again. More details will be available later.
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 30th October, 7:30pm, Eastwell Village Hall
Annual Pub Quiz
Saturday 18th January 2020, 7.00pm, Eastwell Village Hall
More details will be provided later. There will be a fully licensed bar and light supper.
Wednesday 18th March 2020, Eastwell Village Hall
A representative of Leicestershire and Rutland Beekeepers Association will present. Entry charge of £3 for non-members.
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!