History & Heritage Home Page
Many different and interesting projects have been accomplished
over the last few years and it is amazing to see how much they have contributed to village life
Full details of the History and Heritage projects that have been
completed to date can be seen using the left hand menu.
We need volunteers for
current and future projects
| Adopt –A-Grave:
||Many of the Victorian graves in St. Mary’s Churchyard have
become overgrown and neglected. Could you spare a couple of hours a month to take over the
responsibility for caring for one of them?
| 1851-1911 Census:
||Do you like research? Do you have an eye for
detail? Are you
interested in Family History? If so it would be great if you would like to volunteer to research and record the
| Past Businesses:
||Hampstead Norreys used to have a thriving and bustling
business community. Up to the Second-World-War it was pretty much
self-sufficient. Would you like to delve into the past and bring to life the Hampstead Norreys
||Could you record and archive details of the many and varied
buildings and barns which are so much part of the history of the village?
| Oral History:
||Would you be
interested in interviewing some of the older residents to capture their memories of times
||There have been three schools in Hampstead Norreys; the
first opened in 1841. Would you be interested in researching the history and recording the facts about
the pupils and staff who attended these throughout the years?
All ideas and suggestions, as to other possible projects, would be most
If you are interested in village history and would like to become
involved please contact