People, places and events in the parish's history

LHS Meeting Monday 21 October 2019

Compton & Shawford Local History Society

LHS meeting Monday 21 October 2019

Time: 19:30

Place: Compton & Shawford Sports Pavilion

What for: Open meeting for anyone with an interest in our local history.

We particularly welcome people with an interest in a particular area of local history who would like to help with research.

The Society doesn’t charge a subscription but we ask you to contribute £1 towards costs of using the room.

Topics include

Notes of previous meeting

Latest Publications

Parish Magazine

Since the last meeting the following articles have appeared in the Parish Magazine and/or this website:-

  • Monthly during 2019: Compton Clergy of Long Ago (reprints of Drew’s series of article from the Parish Magazine 1934)
  • June 2019 – Peter Neyroud’s review of “The Story of a Quiet Parish” by Barbara Clegg
  • June 2019 – Report of the Local History Society Meeting on 2 May 2019
  • June 2019 – An appreciation of the life of Barbara Large MBE. Amongst her many achievements, she was joint publisher of Austin Whitaker’s 1985  “Compton & Shawford” history booklet.
  • August 2019 – Arthur Malcolm Heathcote (1847-1934) – celebrating the life of Arthur Heathcote 100 years after he moved to Compton, where he would spend the last 15 years of his life.
  • October 2019 – The Otterbourne Road – A brief history of tracks, routes and roads in Compton & Shawford
  • October 2019 – The Philip Williams memorial window – notes about the window to accompany the ninth instalment of “Clergy of Long Ago”.


John Wilkinson, OBE.
Convenor Compton & Shawford Local History Society.

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