The group originated in 1986 under the aegis of the WEA and has since developed into a local history society. A more detailed view of the origins can be found here.
Our aims are to promote, develop and research the history of Husthwaite and its surroundings. This includes the geography, people and events that have combined to bring our village into the 21st Century.
The purpose of the website is not only to make information more accessible and to illustrate what we are doing but to encourage involvement in our work.
There is information on events, current projects and past publications. In addition, there are also galleries of photographs which illustrate an increasingly comprehensive view of the history of Husthwaite.
We welcome contributions in any form. New members who wish to be involved in current projects or simply to develop their own can use the contact information in the site.
Anyone who has documents, photographs or simply more detailed information on any of the photographs in our Gallery is also welcome to contribute.
Again, please use the contact details, to get in touch.
New Coxwold booklet - see Programme/News and Events. New books - The Wailes family from Husthwaite by Angela Ovenston, "The Goultons of Highthorne - A Husthwaite family through two centuries by Stuart Marriott - see Programme/News and Events. New article - Hutchinson Bros. by Peter Hutchinson- see Publications/Articles. Autumn Talk, Husthwaite Village Hall 7.30 Wednesday 19th October - 'The Yearsley Watermill', see News and Events.