This noticeboard is intended primarily for members of the Effingham Local History Group, giving details of ongoing activities and forthcoming meetings as they arise.

Contacting the Group:

  • Contact details for our Secretary and Website Administrator are on this page.
  • Please do contact us if you wish to participate in our activities or if you have interesting material or information you wish us to know about.

Forthcoming Meetings:

  • ELHG Ordinary Meeting (Christmas Programme) — Monday 12 December (Parish Room)

The Agenda for any meeting is usually made available on this page about a week beforehand.

Forthcoming Events:

  • ELHG Exhibition "The People of Effingham during World War I" – 3 December 2016 at the King George V Hall, Effingham, 11am - 5pm, admission free. Refreshments included. See this flyer for more details.

Latest Updates to the Local History Web Pages:


14 October 2013

06 July 2013

29 June 2013

26 July 2012

20 July 2012

19 February 2012

13 February 2012


Effingham in Wartime page (updates to pages for Reginald Wells and Frederick Maskell)

Effingham Common page (minor updates and corrections)

Past Commoners' Days (added images for 1980)

Mrs. Essam's oral history (updated analysis of her birthplace)

Biles family update (added notes on George Biles)

Photographs book (link to members-only page)

ELHG Archives (link to members-only page)

Updates during 2011


Some Ongoing Activities

  • The 8th issue of The Bulletin is now available - in colour!
  • The 2nd Edition of our book "Effingham - A History in Photographs" is now available.
  • and doubtless many others are doing interesting things too ... and are welcome to have them announced here by notifying Chris.