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.

Our activities

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.

Next Meeting

THS : This meeting will be to hopefully kick-start the new era of the Tharston History Society after the disruption of the Covid pandemic.

It is hoped that we will be able to appoint some new Trustees (we have 2 vacancies), adopt a revised Constitution and decide on the direction that the society will take.

Tharston history

We have tried to collect together information on our village and the people who lived there. Over time we expect to have information available for people to download rather than view on screen as looking for information, for instance people's names, on large web pages is less friendly than giving a file for people to investigate for themselves at their leisure. Visit the History section to see what is currently available about the Village, its Buildings and the Tharston People. Nowhere is in total isolation from its neighbours so the is a Nearby section which contains information on parishes close by and subjects of interest locally.

Contact us

We would like to hear from you. Please visit our Contact page.


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Page last updated: 28 September 2023 by NP