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Hedgerley Historical Society meetings are currently suspended due to the COVID-19

Hedgerley Historical Society meetings are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 Lockdown and at the time of writing (May 2020) we hope to be in a position to resume our activities in the Autumn.

The Society was founded in 1976 by Harry Kirby. Mr Kirby led an archaeological dig close to Moat Farm House that historically was in the parish of Hedgerley (now Gerrards Cross). This captured the imagination of villagers and it was decided to form a village historical society.

One of the first projects was to research a history of the village and this was published in 1980, with a further volume in 1982. These were consolidated into one volume in 2006 when a revised book was published.

To mark the Millennium the Society decided in 1996 to produce a Parish Map and this was duly unveiled in October 1999 by the historian Lucinda Lambton.

In 2013 the Society embarked on a project to document the lives of the ten men who appear on the War Memorial in St Mary’s Hedgerley. This culminated in the publication of Ten Hedgerley Men from the Great War in 2017.

Since 1976 the Society has met monthly in Hedgerley Memorial Hall for talks on local history, and sometimes further afield. We have also had a diverse range of special events and outings.

Our membership (currently just over 230) is drawn from Hedgerley, the Farnhams, Stoke Poges and other communities in South Bucks. We attract good sized attendances to our meetings and this provides an enjoyable atmosphere for speaker and audience alike.

Our 2020/21 Programme has just been published. For more information about the Society contact the Secretary John Lovelock on 01753-647187 or email jdlovelock@btinternet.com.

Illustrations:

Cover of A South Bucks Village – The History of Hedgerley
The Hedgerley Parish Map
Outing to Wycombe Abbey July 2019
Special Event with Antiques Roadshow expert Paul Atterbury

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