Welcome to Hedgerley Historical society…one of the most active and popular local history societies in South Bucks.
Membership of the society is open to anyone and is drawn from a wide area across South Bucks. (Our zoom talks have even attracted international visitors, with an interest in this area). The Society usually meets at 8pm on the third Wednesday of each month, for a talk on local history or sometimes further afield, in Hedgerley Memorial Hall, Kiln Lane, Hedgerley Buckinghamshire SL2 3UZ
Outings and special events are also organised throughout the year including a lunch with speaker every October.
Hedgerley Historical Society (HHS) was founded in 1976. Its objectives are set out in the Constitution:
- The Objects of the Society shall be to encourage the study of all branches of history and the preservation of historical records, buildings and objects. It shall pay special attention to the collection, preservation, and publication of material and to the compilation of records relating to the ancient, medieval and modern history of Hedgerley and its surroundings.
One of the first projects was to research and publish a history of Hedgerley and this was achieved in 1980 with the publication of A South Bucks Village – The History of Hedgerley in 1980, with a second volume in 1982. A consolidated and revised edition was published in 2006. A historical walk was devised in conjunction with Bucks County Council in 1992 and in 1999 a Millennium Project was completed with the unveiling of a Parish Map in Hedgerley Memorial Hall. Most recently in 2017 a book was published to commemorate the Ten Men of Hedgerley from the Great War. Digital copies are available on request from the Honorary Secretary – John Lovelock email@example.com