Shadwell Local History Society was established to support the study and understanding of local history in our area. We formally launched the Society at the Shadwell Centenary Celebration in November 2012.
The Society wants to build on the excellent achievements of all the people who have studied and contributed to the history of Shadwell in the past. We aim to develop a picture of what the area was like in the past, who lived here, how did the village grow, what were the houses and farms like and what went on in people’s daily lives.
We are working in a variety of ways to do this, for example, recording stories and memories, collecting archives, exploring property deeds, looking at family history, developing historical walks, and researching names on the War Memorial. We are working in partnership with other village community groups, such as the Methodist Church on the Bicentenary of Methodism, the Village Hall on collage displays, Shadwell in Bloom on planting poppies to commemorate WW1 and Shadwell Primary School on their local history project.
In August 2013 Shadwell Local History Society was awarded a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to pursue the ‘Shadwell Heritage Project’.
We want to make the history of Shadwell accessible and exciting to everyone who shares a love and interest in our village and local area. If you would like to become involved, why not join us?