History Trail – Introduction

Since Domesday there has been a village here, and by the year 2005 there were some 300 dwellings and approximately 700 villagers. There are still some older buildings interspersed with the new as the change from a rural aspect to a more residential environment has taken place.

The industrial revolution, two World Wars and our social structure have all left their mark on village life. The Church of the Holy Cross and later the Baptist Church and the Primitive Chapel have of course played their part in the village community, but so too have the village pubs, the numerous locations of the village shop and the Post Office.

The Society has produced a 53 minute History Trail DVD which describes over 70 sites of historical interest in the village. See the Publications page for more details.