Hook Norton inevitably derives its character from the past -– iits own past as a community, the past of the wider world it lives in, and the individual pasts of the people who have come to lived here. This website is intended to provide interesting and pertinent information about those pasts, through thoughtful articles, imaginative re-creations and perhaps, in time, a treasure house of original material.
This website is the creation of the Hook Norton Local History Group (HNLHG) and, in particular, of the team named below, together with Roy Meadow. The History Group exists to recover and preserve the history of this village and parish, and to spread knowledge and appreciation of it among the public at large. It is closely associated with the Village Museum and Archive, which is housed at the Hook Norton Brewery. For more information, please follow these links to the HNLHG’s webpage and the Museum website.
The list on the right indicates the main subject headings; click on any one and it will reveal the contents of that section.
The HNLHG is happy for people to make links to this site and to use such material as belongs to the History Group, as long as proper acknowledgement is made. But please note that the copyright to the individual articles rests with the individual authors, and copyright to the photographs and artwork rests with their creators.
The History website remains fundamentally the work of the team named below who, together with Roy Meadow, created it in 2015. We revised and extended it in 2020, with the continuing help of Noel Bell and Emma Kane, who make it possible for us to work within the village website. We recognise that the history website is far from complete and hope to expand it further in the near future, especially in relation to the twentieth century. Meanwhile We welcome all constructive suggestions and offers of help!
Editors: Gill Geering and Donald Ratcliffe
Webmaster: Richard Chalmers