WFHG Forthcoming Events


 Wheatley Local History Group


Meetings 2019

21st January

A review of 2018 before our AGM  followed by:-

Our usual ‘round robin’ of little stories – anything of historic, local, family or heritage that as individuals we would like to tell the rest of the group about. One of our most popular meetings.


18th March

A.G.M.  followed by “The Retford Union Workhouse 1837-1930” with Harry Foxley.

A history of our local workhouse until it’s closure  and demolition


20th May

“A History of Belvoir Castle” with John Taylor

John is a professional historian, to-days talk is about the 11th Duke of Rutland’s stately home.


15th July

“A Funny Thing happened on the Way to the Crematorium” with Jane Price.

A light hearted look at a serious subject


16th September

“Suffragettes and Granny Rawle” with Mick Rawle

Mick’s Grandmother has a blue plaque in Grantham regarding her work with the Suffragettes.


18th November

“A Tip from Family Search [and what it led to]” with Dave Valentine


All these meetings will take place at the village hall in South Wheatley, starting at 10:00 am. Non members are always welcome to come along to enjoy the talk – and the “cuppa”.

For more information contact Alan on 01427 884147 or Dave on 01427 880934 or email


Wheatley Family Research Group

The “Family Research” part of the group meets in the Village Hall in South Wheatley on the second Wednesday afternoon of each month from 2.00 to 4.00pm. The format of the meeting is that we start with a short presentation about an aspect of family history research followed by some interesting discussion.

The rest of the time is used for people to do their own research using the connection to the internet which is available at the Village Hall. During this time, more experienced members are on hand to help out wherever they can.

The village hall has full internet access with WiFi connections that we use to help people advance their family tree research projects.

The cost for each meeting is only £2.50.  [Members of the Society pay £1.50]

The meeting dates in 2018 are:

December – this meeting has been cancelled

The meeting dates in 2019 are:

January – No meeting in January

February 13th

March 13th

April 10th

May 8th

June 12th

July – No meeting in July

August – No meeting in August

September 11th

October 9th

September 11th

October 9th

November 13th

December – No meeting in December


Everyone is welcome at these meetings, so please come along and see how we can help you with your family research.

For more information contact Alan on 01427 884147 or Dave on 01427 880934 or email


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