Archive

Since the early days of our foundation we have developed a substantial archive of records, documents and photographs of our local history. This has been thanks largely to local people kindly donating such material. Members of the group have undertaken a number of projects exploring aspects of our local history. Records and documents from these are also recorded in the archive.

Articles are regularly written based on this research, local knowledge and content from the archive. Several of these are included here. More extensive galleries of images and collections of other documents can be found in the digital archive and our book, Pulford and Poulton through the Ages.

The archive is now being digitized and the first version of this 'digital archive' is available to members on application.

If you have any local historical records and would allow the Group to copy them for the archive (providing there would be no breach of copyright) the originals can be returned to you. Speak to any committee member for more information. The archive provided a valuable source of information for our book “Pulford & Poulton through the Ages”.

Articles

A short history of Pulford & Poulton from Domesday Book to the present

A Norman motte & bailey castle with earthwork remains

The Hall no longer exists but was the home of a local family for 250 years

A hamlet with an industrial past and connection to a light railway

A parish church from the 13th century to the present John Douglas building

The old buildings in the parish and the influence of John Douglas

Changes in farming methods and local birdlife

Trains, buses and a proposed canal

The area's military links from the Romans to World War II

Projects

  • Recording villagers’ early recollections
  • Developing a local history library
  • Compiling a local population census
  • Recording churchyard gravestones
  • Researching parish records/town books
  • Compiling a booklet on the Parish Church
  • The origins of Pulford as a settlement
  • Pulford Hall and the Burganey Family
  • The crafts and men of Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The natural history of the villages
  • Researching the work of John Douglas
  • Town Book and Parish Record studies
  • Documenting agricultural changes in the Parish
  • First World War Remembrance
  • Local aspects of the Domesday Book
Junkers Ju88 crashed at Brookside Farm
Brookes Bros Garage in the 1930s
Eaton Hall Light Railway at Works yard
Shorthorn Bull at Brookside