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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 - or 01949 861836.
See below on how to become a member.

Eastwell Histoy Group

Forthcoming Events

Lord Granby and The 100 Club

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 - or 01949 861836 or visit for full details.
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.

Lord Granby
Lord Granby

Open Meetings  Now that the worst of the Covid pandemic is behind us we are reintroducing our programme of open meetings.  Don’t forget, a £10 annual subscription entitles you to free entry to most events.  If you are not a member, just set up a standing order for £10 to CAF Bank, sort code 40-52-40, account number 00027120, account name Eastwell History Group.  Then just contact John Wood - or 07970 987810 to confirm you have set things up – thank you.


  • Late Autumn, ‘The Engine Shed’, Crossroads Farm.  An open day to view the restored ‘Lord Granby’ and the many artefacts held by Eastwell History Group documenting the history of Eastwell and the local district.   More details later.

  • Saturday 13th January 2024 7:00pm Eastwell Village Hall the annual Pub Quiz with teams of up to six.  This event is always over-subscribed, so early booking is important.  Entry is £7:50 to include a light supper, 14s and under free.


Aspects of Eastwell 

This is an illustrated 92-page history of the village from Roman times up to 2000.  If you would like a copy price £9, contact or call 07970 987810.  We are currently working on a supplement covering the 21st century years which will be available in the foreseeable future. 

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