Moreton in Marsh & District
Local History Society
Welcome to the site of the Moreton in Marsh & District Local History Society.
The Society was founded 30 years ago to promote the study of local history within Moreton-in-Marsh and the surrounding district. Moreton is the centre of a countryside steeped in history. The town itself lies on the end moraine of an Ice Age glacier, at the watershed between the Thames and Severn river systems. It is surrounded by a beautiful and varied countryside, from the Cotswold Hills on one side to the rich agricultural land of the Warwickshire Avon on the other. A short distance away, the Four Shire Stone marks a spot where until comparatively recently a complicated pattern of parish and county boundaries existed.
Since its inception the Society, with an average membership of 100, has carried out a programme of talks and visits, concentrating, as far as possible, on local villages and towns and the people who lived in them.
The Committee have published two books, as well as a quarterly magazine (now sadly discontinued). The book, Four Shires Memories, is still available at a cost of £5 (click on Publications)
Arrangements are currently underway for the Society’s archives to be scanned so that information can be readily available to seekers after local or family information.
How to Contact Us
More information on how to join the society can be obtained by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Society News …
A most successful outing to St Albans, during August, was enjoyed by over 30 members. It included a fascinating guided tour of the Cathedral. Well done Ray and Pat for a well organised trip – as usual, it ran like clockwork.
Most of the archive photographic material (that was under the care of the late Guy Stapleton) has now been scanned and is in a digital format. To view any of this content, please contact Mike Rees (email@example.com).
The Society is currently looking for a permanent home for all this archive material (digital and hardcopy). A couple of possibilities are being investigated.
The next round of meetings starts on Wednesday September 9th 2015 when the subject is: Behind the scenes at Hampton Court Palace This talk is given by Ian Franklin.
The remaining meetings for 2015/2016 are as follows:
14th October 2015
11th November 2015
9th December 2015
9th March 2016
Wednesday 13th April 2016
Wednesday, 11th May 2016