Group Activities

Formed in 2011, We are a group of like minded individuals with an interest in researching, and sharing the history of our village its people and its places.

We hope to record and archive our findings for future generations.

The group brings together residents and visitors to share and discover anything relating to our village past…. From today, right back to Domesday and beyond!

Our main focus is on the people and history of our parish of East Brent, and the villages within its boundary, including Rooksbridge and the hamlet of Edingworth.

However! Through the ages, people strayed beyond the village boundaries to find work and to marry etc.  So too, will our quest to follow families, inevitably lead us to stray into the neighbouring parishes of Brent Knoll, Lympsham, Biddisham and Mark etc! And sometimes far beyond. Even to connections on the other side of the world.

Anyone welcome. No entry or membership fees,

But a small donation towards the cost of hiring the Hall etc will be greatly appreciated.




7.00 pm

The Village Hall
East Brent.

Visitors welcome

The East Brent Parish History Group

Next Meeting

Please Note.

Meetings will now be held quarterly.

Meeting dates for 2019

9th January

3rd April

3rd July

2nd October

7pm at the Village Hall

7:00 pm in the Village Hall.

All are welcome!

We endeavour to invite guest speakers to our meeting as often as possible. These will be announced here and in the parish magazine and website.

You don’t have to be a regular member of the History Group to come and listen to these talks or attend any meeting.

Please Note..

Meetings will now be held quarterly.

Meeting dates for 2019

9th January

3rd April

3rd July

2nd October

7:00 pm in East Brent Village Hall.


To be arranged?

 I look forward to seeing you there.

All  are  welcome  at  any  meeting.  If  you  have  any  photos  &  memories,  please  bring  them  along.

Thanks to donations,  we  now  have a scanner and computer  permanently available  for use  at our meetings. Photographs and documents are precious and don’t need to leave your possession.

There are many stories to be told. I look forward to seeing you there.

Colin Loader

Tel. 01278 760713, Mob. 07931429927


Please note that the e-mail address for East Brent Parish History Group has now changed to with immediate effect.

Please delete as it will no longer be monitored.


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