The Stockton on the Forest and Hopgrove Local History Group was formed in 2008 and membership is open to anyone with an interest in Stockton on the Forest and it's surrounding area. The group's aims are to hold events, collect material and publish information to stimulate the interest and knowledge of Stockton and its neighbourhood.
We also encourage and support individuals in their own research as well as developing group research. As a group we are also interested in hearing from people who no longer live in the area but have memories, memorabilia and photos of they would be willing to share with us
STOP PRESS – Aug 2018
Our book, originally issued in 2011,
“In Days Gone By – A History of Stockton on the Forest”
has been reprinted and is available from either Joy or Bobby, details below.
Picture from ‘The Press” of our 2014 Exhibition to mark the 100th Anniversary of WWI.
We meet four times a year at the Village Hall as well as having group visits to places of interest and carry out field walks We have also conducted archaeological digs under the guidance of the York Community Archaeologist.
Meetings for 2018 (all start at 7:30pmin the Long Room of the Village Hall unless otherwise noted)
Thursday 22nd November: AGM & Members Night
Talks Dave Williams and his Metal Detecting Finds.
And Barry Sellers "Elm Tree Farm" with photographs.
Dates for 2019
21st March: Mrs Marian Jefferies, Stockton historian - "The Land Army"
20th June: Jerry Ibbotson - The Bar convent; York's Best Kept Secret Since 1686.
19th September: Julie-Ann Vickers, York Explore - t.b.c.
21st November (AGM)
Bobby Hughes (Treasurer) Joy Moseley (Secretary)
Tel: 01904 400188 Tel: 01904 400309