Swanbourne Community Association
Swanbourne History Group
After our lottery funded year in 2013 and Website launch in November 2013 the dedicated research of the Swanbourne History Group has continued.
It is now January, 2016, and our research continues, though at a slower rate. We also produce a bimonthly Website Newsletter. The legacy of this small Heritage Lottery Grant is a world class historical story and genealogical research website, provided free of charge. Funding now relies on small charges to attend our evening events, usually held in the Village Hall or at Swanbourne House School (by kind permission of Mr Simon Hitchins, Headmaster). Powerpoints from evening events continue to be published on our Website, and we also have You-tube clips of elderly residents recalling the village in the past https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBsDW90Lobo&feature=youtu.be
Since going live two years ago we have received 39,000 page views from 108 countries around the world. Our Swanbourne History Group Website address is:- www.swanbournehistory.co.uk The evening presentations and lectures continue, though with less intensity; e.g. Professor Ian Beckett of the University of Kent recently delivered a lecture on the soldiers from Swanbourne who served in World War 1. During 2015 we have also held evening lecture and Powerpoint on the life of the Swanbourne fighter ace Anthony Bartley DFC which corresponded with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, as well as a talk on the life of Florence Fremantle.
We look forward to continuing our work for many years to come, and adding further historical and genealogical stories as we research them. How can one small village have such an incredible variety of connections with some of the most important events in British and World history? Please look at our Website, join us in our event evenings and talk to us, then you will find out!
7.30 p.m. on Friday 15th April, when Dr. Joel Greenberg will be talking about Bletchley Park.