Tharston History Society
Exploring the story of our village
Please note that our next meeting is our joint event with Forncett History Group. It is being held on Wednesday, 17th July at Forncett Village Hall, with a 7:30pm start. The subject of the main speaker's talk is Norfolk Mills. More details .....
Talk "An Introduction to Norfolk Mills" by Alison Yardy (co-author of an A-Z of Norfolk Windmills) to be held at Forncett Village Hall on Wed 17th July at 7:30 pm - Admission Free.
In the 19th century almost every Norfolk village had a windmill. There were three in Forncett; one at the top of Mill Lane, and two at the crossroads in Forncett End (one behind the Jolly Farmers and one opposite Austhorpe House). If you'd like to know more about the fascinating story of Norfolk Mills please come along to the July meeting of the Forncett History Group to listen to one of Norfolk's experts on this subject. Details are above - please note the meeting is at the Village Hall and NOT at St. Edmund's.
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.
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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