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


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Lord Granby and the 100 Club

EHG Lord Granby locomotive

Apple Pressing Day

Saturday 21st October at Eastwell Village Hall

Each Autumn we all see perfectly good apples being left on the tree or fallen on the ground to rot and become waste. This event will seek anyone who has access to unwanted apples to bring them to Eastwell Village Hall where they will be pulped and pressed to produce a wholesome and nutritious drink that will raise funds for local projects.


Autumn Speaker – The Field Detectives

Wed 15th November 7:30pm

The Field Detectives, a detectorist group, will be visiting us at Eastwell Village Hall.  The talk will focus on:


·         The lost church of St Ethelburga – lead presentation by David Bate

·         Why the Vale of Belvoir? – The Field Detectives


The Field Detectives will be conducting further research in Eastwell during the summer and hope to present some of their findings to the meeting.  Everyone is welcome.  There is no charge for Paid-up members and a £4 charge for non-members to cover expenses


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!

Jan 2017 Newsletter

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