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Burton on the Wolds




Six Hills

Walton on the Wolds

Willoughby on the Wolds


Wymeswold Airfield

Walton on the Wolds records

early C17th Wymeswold constable's accounts

Wymeswold census returns 1841 to 1901

Wymeswold parish registers 1560 onwards

Wymeswold marriage registers 1560 to 1916

Wymeswold Village Design Statement 2002

WHO publications available as free PDFs

The Wolds Historian 2004–2008

2000 Years of the Wolds

A walk Around Wymeswold

Wymeswold fieldwalking report 1993

In addition the WHO has digitised versions of:

  • George Farnham's unpublished MS of notes about Wymeswold medieval history (akin to a 1920s update of Nichols)
  • Enclosure Award and later maps plus assorted terriers held in the archive of Trinity College Cambridge
  • Marshall Brown's pharmaceutical journal 1869
  • Wymeswold school log books 1875–1982
  • Wymeswold Parochial Charities minutes 1880–1930
  • photographs taken by Philip Brown between 1890s and 1930s
  • Sidney Pell Potter's A History of Wymeswold 1915
  • Lily Brown's diary 1916
  • Church Council Minute Book for St Mary's, Wymeswold 1932–1955
  • WI survey of Wymeswold gravestones (St Mary's; Baptist chapel; Methodist chapel; 'The Quakers') 1981–2
  • Rempstone Steam Fair programme 1983
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Download back issues of
The Wolds Historian
for free

The Wolds Historian No. 1 2004

The Wolds Historian No. 2 2005

The Wolds Historian No. 3 2006

The Wolds Historian No. 4 2008

Contents for The Wolds Historian No. 1 2004

Pugin and the windows of St Mary's Church, Wymeswold

Lost mileposts

All mod cons... public utilities in Burton

Charnwood Forest Railway

Simon Packe: soldier and composer


A photograph of Wymeswold choir taken about 1955–8

The things folk from round 'ere say...

The Siamese twins

Back Lane, Hoton

Chairman's report

Thorpe in the Glebe

download The Wolds Historian No. 1 2004

Contents for The Wolds Historian No. 2 2005

Chairman's report 2005

'Boys will be boys'

Journey's End!

Cotes Juxta Lughborowe

Whatever happened to the Skipwiths of Prestwold and Cotes?

Anyone seen great-great-grandad?

Wymeswold's ghosts

Hoton warning beacon

War graves in Burton

Looking in detail at the ancient Wolds

Thorpe in the Glebe

Advertisement for the enclosure of Hoton

The Wymeswold skull

Wymeswold Church choir 1955 to 1958

download The Wolds Historian No. 2 2005

Contents for The Wolds Historian No. 3 2006

Chairman's report 2006

The airfield in our midst

Polish camp revisited

Wold's wells

Village life in nineteenth century Hoton

Will of Joan Groves of Wymeswold

Burton's heritage lost in 2006

download The Wolds Historian No. 3 2006

Contents for The Wolds Historian No. 4 2008

Chairman's report

'A dozen of oysters and rice pudding for one…?' The account book of Charles William Packe

Wysall's 'Wise Boy'

Samuel and his daughters

The restoration of St Mary's, 1955–9 Rev Henry Alford while at Wymeswold

Philip Brown – Wymeswold's cricket legend

The planning of Wymeswold

George Kendall of Hoton

Wysall Lane, Wymeswold

The Packe Arms at Hoton

Feedback on 'The Airfield in our Midst'

The Greyhound Inn at Burton on the Wolds

'Well leaped, Lumley!'

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