Stonehouse History Group

Welcome to the web site for Stonehouse History Group

- promoting  interest in the History of Stonehouse & the locality.

The committee

2018 - 2019


Jim Dickson

Vice Chair

Shirley Dicker


Vicki Walker


Andrew Walker

Committee members

David Bowker-Praed  

Jane Gulliford  

Janet Hudson

Richard White

Colin Wood    

Website Working Group

Cresby Brown


Membership year runs from May 1st  to April 30th

Annual Membership Fee £5

(to include AGM attendance fee if paid at the AGM)

Member's attendance Fee for each meeting attended £1.00.

Non-member's attendance Fee for each meeting attended £2.00.


The Committee shall consist of:

A minimum of 6 members, a maximum of 9, to include a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

Officers and committee shall be elected every year at an Annual General Meeting of the group to be held in May.

Members may stand for re-election.


An account will be held at a financial institution approved by the committee.

The address for correspondence would be that of the treasurer(s).

There will be at least 3 signatories to include the treasurer and the secretary. Two out of these to sign all cheques and documents.

Accounts will be presented at all committee meetings and at the Annual General Meeting.

Meetings and Events

The Group aims to hold monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month, except in August. Additional events and trips out may be arranged. (see website for details).


The Group will develop and maintain a website to give information on both Stonehouse History Group and the history of Stonehouse. We aim to provide a channel of communication for people to ask and answer questions on Stonehouse history and contribute to our archive collection.

We will have a website manager supported by the committee.

Agreed at the Stonehouse History Group AGM on

May 14th 2014.

Contact us at

Our Aims

We meet at Park Junior School Hall, Elm Road, Stonehouse. GL10 2NP on the second Wednesday

of every month at 7-30 pm..

About Us

The Committee 2014

John Peters, Carole Crisp, Valerie Blick,

Darrell Webb, Jim Dickson, Colin Wood,

Vicki Walker, Shirley Dicker

The Stonehouse History Group was founded  April 2008

The idea of a history group in Stonehouse was first put forward by John and Myra Peters and Jim Dickson. A meeting was held on 16th April 2008 which was attended by about 20 local residents and a small committee was nominated to set up the group.

Our first committee meeting was held on 23rd April 2008, which led to the Stonehouse History Group’s first official meeting on 14th May 2008.  At this meeting the committee was officially elected, the aims and rules of the group were agreed and suggestions made for future events.  Jim Dickson’s presentation on the World War II pillboxes around the Stonehouse area was the first in the varied and interesting range of events that the group organised during our first year.

First Committee

Chair – John Peters

Vice-Chair –Kate Meyer

Secretary – Vicki Walker

Treasurers – Myra Peters/Carole Crisp

Publicity – Francis Wathan

Committee members - Jim Dickson, Shirley Dicker

Since then these members have served on the committee

Valerie Blick

David Boaker-Praed

Ken and Linda Greenway

Jane Gulliford

Janet Hudson

Darrell Webb

Richard White

Colin Wood

Website Working Group

Cresby Brown

In 2017-2018 we have 66 paid up members.

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