Forncett History Group

Forncett History Group

The History Group meets six times a year, and meetings, which are normally held at St. Edmund's church in Forncett End, are open to everyone. There is a meeting fee of £3 which includes refreshments. In addition, we occasionally organise local visits to places of historical interest. A record of our past visits can be seen here.

2024 Meetings Programme

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Forncett History Group was set up in 2009 to promote interest in the history of the parish from the very earliest records up to the present day. The Group's logo is an Iceni coin that was part of the Forncett Hoard discovered in the Tas Vally in 1997. The coin was very kindly presented to the Group by the hoard's discoverer, Paul Thrower.

The Chairman of the History Group since its inception has been John Webster, who has acted as the guardian of a huge amount of material (photos, documents and other items) that has been collected, donated or copied from local parishoners. The Forncett Archive has provided much of the material that now appears on our web site, including the Archive Notes that provided some of the original text. We are always keen to hear of any material or information that might be added to the Forncett Archive so if you think you have anything that might be of interest to us please Contact us through this web site.

The Group undertakes research into a variety of aspects of Forncett history. In the recent past these projects have included: