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Swallowfield Local History Society


Welcome to the August 2019 News Letter


As the History Society moves into the summer recess, the work behind the scenes builds apace, The preparations for our exhibition at the Horticultural Show are being finalised – an enormous piece of work but it’s so good to spark interest in the history of the local villages of Swallowfield, Riseley & Farley Hill.

We, therefore, will not be having a meeting in August. We look forward to starting our planned programme of speakers at the September meeting when there will be a talk given by Thomas Macey on "The Story of Jacksons Iconic Department Store 1875 - 2013.


We have no meetings planned for the summer months. We will be exhibiting again at the Swallowfield Show at the end of August.


Our meetings are usually on the third Thursday of the month in the Rose Room at the Swallowfield Parish Hall. Visitors are always welcome.


If you have any queries, please phone Ken Hussey (Chairman) on 0118 988 3650 or Maggie Uttley (Secretary) on 0118 988 2954 or email her on

Check our website,, for our programme for the year.


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