Forncett History Group
Forncett History Group was set up in 2010 to promote interest in the history of the parish from the very earliest records (Forncett was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1087) up until the present day. The Chairman of the 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:
- The Great War - research into all those Forncett men who gave their lives in the Great War
- The 1939 Register - documentation of all those living in Forncett in September 1939
- The History of Austhorpe House
- Air crashes in Forncett during World War II
We also arrange occasional visits of particular historical interest. A record of our past visits can be seen here.
The History Group meets six times a year; usually on the third Wednesday in the months of January, March, May, July, September and November. Meetings are normally held at St. Edmund's church in Forncett End and new members are always welcome. There is an Annual Membership fee of £10 (payable at the Annual General Meeting in May).
If you would like to join the group and be added to our mailing list please Contact us.