The Wargrave Local History Society once
again conducted a "Historic Village Walk" as part of the Wargrave Village
Festival. Starting from the lych gate to St Mary's church, 40 people were able
to hear about some of Wargrave's history, looking at the places and hearing of
the people and events that have shaped our village over the past 900 years or
more. The walk included the church and churchyard, and then across historic Mill
Green to Church Street and the High Street, where we were privileged to see
within the old village forge in School Lane. The Society has published a booklet
- "Historic Wargrave Walks" - which contains 4 walks around parts of the
village, including all the features mentioned on the festival walk. It is
available at £2.50 from Victoria News.
For those who would like to know more about the village history, The Book of Wargrave at £10, and The Second Book of Wargrave, at £16, are also available from Victoria News and Sheeplands Farmshop.
The Society again took part
in the Festival Parade, going "Westward Ho!" At the Festival Fete, a
photographic quiz of 'details' to be seen around the village attracted a lot of
interest - especially from many of those who lived here as children, who
obviously have a very keen eye!