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


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.

Lord Granby and the 100 Club

EHG Lord Granby locomotive

Wednesday 31st October 7:30pm Eastwell Village Hall

Speaker meeting. We shall be pleased to welcome John Cotterill MBE who will present a talk to mark The Armistice. Mr Cotterill is an acknowledged expert on his subject and a self-employed battlefield tour guide and military historian, retiring from the Army in 2014 after 37 years’ regular service in the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment and their successors, the Mercian Regiment. He served all over the world including operational service in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been

leading battlefield tours since 1994 and guided military groups, veterans, schoolchildren and others. To help cover expenses there will be a £5 entrance fee for non-members on this occasion.


Wednesday 7th November 7:30pm Eastwell Village Hall 

Eastwell History Group Annual General Meeting. Please come along and support. We welcome new members and particularly

those wishing to take an active part


Saturday 19th January 2019 7:00pm Eastwell Village Hall

3rd annual Pub Quiz. An entertaining evening with a fully licenced bar and refreshments. Teams of up to six people. £5 per entrant.


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!