Tharston History Society
Exploring the story of our village
Who we are
On 27th March 2013 a group of interested individuals met to look into undertaking research into the history of the village of Tharston in Norfolk. The instigator was Peter Hubbard who has a fantastic knowledge of the area and was looking to bring together other people with an interest in Tharston and its history. The initial meeting was attended by over 20 people. From this we have started with a small committee of Trustees who will manage the group and try to keep everyone on the path to achieving a superb resource. So Tharston History Society was born and this website was established to be the hub for the information gathered.
The people we are targeting are all individuals, groups and education establishments who would like to find out more about the history of Tharston and its people. Through the interest shown we hope that the resource will grow as others become involved by providing information which can be added to this site. Anyone who accesses this site and has any reminiscences of times past or present of life in and around Tharston please make Contact - and we extend a special warm welcome to visitors from across the world.
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We have recently been given an account book kep by Tharston carpenter Thomas William Button. It details all work he and his business did between 192X to 194X. Included in this book are details of work undertaken for local people, schools and churches, with reference to materials used, how long it took to complete and how many workers were involved. Some details of this can be found here.
For a small village we are quite an active group with a core of very committed and interested members. See Our Activities page for more details including the "Tharston Reminiscences" recording.
Where we hold our meetings
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