past for future generations
Glemsford Local History Society
Glemsford is a village in the county of Suffolk in England. It sits on a small hill above the River Stour and the River Glem, from which it takes its name.
Glemsford is an ancient village, dating back to Domesday, and before. Although it may have acquired its nickname only last century, it is possible to trace the history of the village across many more centuries through the huge variety of buildings and fieldnames.
Glemsford Local History Society has been active for many years now, and is dedicated to the study and distribution of the details of Glemsford's past.
We aim to encourage the better understanding of the past and present through lectures, activities, visits and research.
"THE PUBS AND INNS OF GLEMSFORD, PAST AND PRESENT"
is now on sale within the village (and by post).
If you would like a copy sent directly to you, please send your name, address and a cheque for £8.00, payable to Glemsford Local History Society to the following address:
Tracing your family tree?
We are not a family history society and do not hold census or similar records.
Our secretary will always try to answer general questions about the village, based upon her own personal knowledge and not on formal research. If unable to answer a query herself, she will pass it on to someone in the village, whom she thinks might be able to help. This of course may take some time.
A member of our society, Laurie Page, is a family history researcher with 20 years experience and he is willing to undertake family research. There might be some minimal expenses, depending on the depth of research requested. For more information and details Laurie can be contacted directly via email or telephone: on 07545 801445.
There is also a Suffolk Family History website which may be able to help with your enquiries.
If you have information on particular people or properties in Glemsford, which you would be willing to have added to the website we would of course be delighted to receive it.
Glemsford Local History Society meet on the second Thursday of the month in Glemsford Primary School Hall at 7.30pm.
We have a wide range of speakers, visits to places of local interest and other events to celebrate our life in ‘Glorious Glemsford’.
Membership costs just £12 per annum. Visitors £2.50 per time.
The People of Glemsford
Find out more about the families of Glemsford throughout the centuries from personal accounts to sourced information.