Titchmarsh History Association

The Association is continuing its programme of research and collating information. Current projects include developing the village archive and looking into themes as diverse as searching for artefacts in an old pond and, this being the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1, the biographies of soldiers who died in the conflict. This latter theme will be the subject of an exhibition in November.
We have been working with East Northants Council on developing a village heritage trail. A leaflet has now been produced and we will be having a run-through of this in early June, using members of Oundle History Group as guinea pigs. After their guided walk around the village they will take refreshments in the church and we will use the opportunity to canvass their opinions of the walk. The intention is then to make the leaflet available to visitors to the village – or any other interested parties – who might be interested in finding out more about our rich heritage.
We will also be continuing our series of occasional presentations on village history with one entitled: ‘TIMES THEY WERE A-CHANGING: TITCHMARSH BETWEEN THE WARS’. Using documents, old photographs and people’s memories, we will be creating a picture of what the village was like in the twenties and thirties. Interested? Then make a note in your diary of the date Tuesday 8th July, in the Clubroom, starting at 7.30pm. More information in the next edition of the Titchmarsh Times.
We still have a few copies left of Titchmarsh Voices (£6), Titchmarsh House Histories (£10) and Titchmarsh 202 DVD (£5) or £20 for the set. If you wish to buy any of these, please contact Sylvia Prestwich on 07850 841696 or sylviaprestwich@aol.com, or order them through the village shop. A reminder that, if you are having a problem with the binding of your House Histories book, let Sylvia or Ian know and we will exchange it.
Sylvia Prestwich, Terry Higgins, Ian Curtis

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  1. My Great Grandfather was Arthur William Coleman who was born in Titchmarsh in 1882, I also had relatives in Titchmarsh called Upchurch and have traced back 4 generations all in Titchmarsh. This is a great website as is the Village website

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