Hickling Local History Group 2000 to 2009

The Millennium was the catalyst for many cities, towns and villages to do something special to celebrate their heritage, and Hickling was no exception. The Parish Council asked for volunteers to form a committee in order to put on a Millennium Exhibition in the Community Hall, featuring the history and current life of the village. The exhibition ran for a week in April, and generated such interest that when it was closed, many villagers registered their interest in forming a “Hickling Local History Group”.

Following an inaugural meeting in June, a small committee was formed to lead the group, convene meetings, and take care of the finances raised from entry fees and donations at the exhibition.  The first, and very successful, Field Meeting was held in August, 2000, at the parish church and surrounding area. By October of 2000, it was clear that the group was going to grow, and a General Meeting was called, at which a Constitution was agreed, and membership fees set.

Nine years of research and commitment produced many successful Field Meetings, Newsletters, Lectures, Exhibitions, Publications, and an Archive of donated material. However, the Annual General Meeting of 13th May, 2009 failed to appoint a Chairman and Treasurer to replace the retiring post holders; and a Caretaker Committee was appointed to review the future of the Group.  The Extraordinary General Meeting of 22nd September, 2009 endorsed the Caretaker Committee’s recommendation to dissolve the Group, deposit its archive in the Norfolk Record Office, and disburse the final funds in accordance with the Constitution “for a purpose beneficial to the village of  Hickling”. On the 31st of December 2009 the Group was dissolved.

Click on any of the Links (in Red) below to view the relevant section:
  • Field Meeting Notes - 36 Field Meeting notes, detailing some of the research relating to all parts of the village and its people.
  • Newsletters - 34 Newsletters to members containing a wealth of information on the Group, its activities and research.
  • Members' Notes - Detailed research into particular aspects of village history.