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Welcome to the Branston History Group website

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Branston is a delightful and vibrant village situated in a mostly rural area of the B1188 road some four miles to the south of Lincoln. In the Doomsday Book of 1086 the recorded population was 930. Today the figure is approaching 4500.

The History Group was formed in 1996 by a group of local residents who recognised the importance of preserving the details of the history of the village and the surrounding area, and of the people therein, for the benefit of present and future generations. This is being achieved by the collation of photographs, documents, news items and personal accounts relating to the history of the village from individuals and organisations.

In 2012 a decision was taken by The Group that all the material held should be catalogued and indexed to create a digitised archive for the preservation and ease of retrieval purposes, and also placed on a newly created website in order to make it available to the wider population in general. It is hoped The Group’s efforts will create a greater understanding of our history.

Periodically, 'Open Meetings' are held in the Church Hall to which the general public are invited, when visiting speakers give a presentational talk on a matter that has some historical connection with the village, or the group put on an exhibition of historical material, or some other activity. Such activities usually commence at 7.30pm and details are published under the ‘Events’ heading.

Upcoming Events

Next Open Meeting

  On Tuesday 20th October - a return visit by popular request, local farmer, Bentley Nelstrop, will follow up his talk about his recently published book appropriately called "Now Then", with more thoughts on "FARMING at BRANSTON 1881 - 2015".

On Tuesday 17th November there will be a talk by Graham Platt, a man from Branston who has compiled an amazing record of "AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS IN LINCOLNSHIRE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR". He will be speaking about the work with special reference to those accidents and events in this Parish. 

On WEDNESDAY 16th December - "A BRANSTONIAN'S REFLECTION OF A LIFETIME IN BRANSTON" by Gerald Forman. This will be very interesting and amusing, more details nearer the date.

The meetings will be held in the Church Hall starting at 7.30pm, admission is free and open to all. 

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