Having published The North Marston Story and created The Heritage Centre, the History Club’s priorities are now exhibitions and talks to make full use of our facilities. These are held at the Wesley Centre and look at a range of popular themes, many using actor/presenters in period costume. For more information, visit our Forthcoming Events page.
We continue to produce a range of publications and audio-visual material about the history of North Marston; you can download our full list by clicking here.
Wellington HE740. In January 1945 a Wellington bomber crashed in the village killing all six crew. The History Club has commissioned a Memorial Plaque in the church and has produced a booklet about the crash.To download a copy, click here.. For a more full account go to our publications list and read about our book Six Young Lives and the accompanying DVD. To read the article “Some Corner of an English Field” concerning these events from a New Zealand family perspective click here.
To hear a contemporary account go to our oral histories page and listen to Cliff Chershire . To see a web page about the plaque and the service held at its unveiling, click here.
To see a film about wartime activities in Bucks, including the importsant role played by Westcott OTU (where HE740 was flown from) click here.
Heritage Trail. With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Club has created a Heritage Trail around the village. There are way markers to point out places of interest and guide books are available from The Shop or through our contacts page. If you’d like to see the trail map click here
In March 2020 the parish council awarded the History Club a grant to extend the Heritage Trail and we intend to do this during the coming months as and when Covid restrictions permit.
To see how we commemorated the centenary of the end of the Great War click here.
Posters. We are proud of the posters promoting our talks and events and fortunate to benefit from the skills of a young, local graphic designer, Hannah Mills. Hannah creates the strong, visual promotional material that we use extensively in a range of media. It is certain that they have drawn the attention and interest of a large number of people, in North Marston and beyond. Below is a small selection of Hannah’s posters.