Forncett History Group

World War 2 and Memories of Forncett - History Group meeting 23rd June 2010

Written by Jan Rutter on .

A small group of members met at St Edmund's Church and were interested to learn from John Webster more about Life in the Forncetts 1937 - 1947. He informed us that a Lewis Gun had been mounted outside St Edmund's Church for the Home Guard to practise with. Several members also discussed the possibility of holding interviews with elderly residents of the village to record their own personal memories of those times, so that first hand evidence could be gathered for the archive. The group would welcome any information from other residents about this period too. 

Jackie Scully reported on her research on the names of the fallen from WW1 who have been commemorated on the War Memorial in St Peter's churchyard. It is hoped that when her research is complete the History Group will be able to produce a booklet about them which will be availabe in the Forncett churches for visitors to read.

The third topic for the evening was The Sale Yard and Forncett Station. Once again it was decided that personal memories would be best and it would therefore be beneficial to interview those who had some part in these enterprises. Any memories or information will be valued and should be passed to John Webster.

John Webster and Jackie Scully reported briefly on their participation in the recent Carleton Rode archaeological dig and it is hoped that this type of investigation may be possible also in the Formcetts.