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.

Eastwell Histoy Group

Autumn Events

We have arranged a modest autumn programme to get things moving, all to be held at Eastwell Village Hall.  So far, the following are in the diary:

  • Wednesday 29th September at 7:30pm.  A presentation by our favourite historian and re-enactor Jed Jaggard, all about The Romans and their local influence.  This is the presentation postponed from March last year.  We look forward to welcoming Jed back to Eastwell.

  • Thursday 11th November at 7:30pm.  A presentation ‘All about Bees and Honey’ will be given by experienced beekeeper Paul Taylor from Scalford.  Paul will talk about the history of beekeeping, honey and wax products.

  • Wednesday 24th November Eastwell History Group AGM at 7:30pm.  This will be the opportunity for all members and supporters to have their say and hopefully put themselves forward to serve on the management team that keeps the group in existence.  The team meets about six times a year and new members will be very welcome. 

    • The meeting will be preceded at 6:30pm with a presentation of the village defibrillator by Martin Fagan of Community Heartbeat.  Although the instrument has been in place for some years it is a long time since villagers had a refresher on what it does and how it works.  We very much encourage as many Eastwellians as possible to attend – you never know when you might need  it.

  • Saturday 15th January 2021 at 7:00pm.  The annual Pub Quiz will be held, with a bar and light supper. 

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 - john@lordgranbyrail.org.uk or 01949 861836 or visit www.lordgranbyrail.org.uk 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