Thomas and Elizabeth Squire (the great-grandparents of Alison Barriball)
Thomas and Elizabeth Squire (the great-grandparents of Alison Barriball)

Investigating the past

After some preliminary meetings, visits and lectures, the Broadwoodwidger Local History Society was formally established in September 2016.  It aims to encourage and develop interest in and awareness of all aspects of the history of the Parish of Broadwoodwidger and to collect and disseminate information on such history.  It also organises talks, outings and visits of relevance to its aims or of interest to its members.


The Committee of the Society aims to organise at least one event per month (other than in July and August).  In the case of lectures or meetings, these are generally held on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Broadwoodwidger Community Hub, but visits and outings can be at other times.  Talks and visits tend to be on matters of wider interest than just the Parish itself.  There is no requirement for members to do any research themselves, but it is hoped that members will draw to the attention of the Committee information of interest and relevance, and that some members will feel able to do some research for our website or for presentation either by themselves or by members of the Committee at a meeting.


The Society is above all a friendly group who enjoy the snippets uncovered about our village’s past life.


The membership year runs from January to December.  The Society’s AGM is held in November.

The proposed lecture on Monday 16th March 2020 has been cancelled and the activities of the Society are, sadly, on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak.



Why not join us?


We would love to hear your story or the story of your family or of your property and we are very keen to get many more old photographs of the Parish and its inhabitants.  There is no obligation to do any research - just enjoy the snippets about the past that some members unearth.  Membership is £10 per calendar year.