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History Projects

There has been an active Local Studies Group in Helmdon since the late 1990s and various projects have been carried out over the years. This page lists the key projects carried out by the group as well as other projects contributed by residents and various village organisations.

Articles Index
A comprehensive collection of original articles related to Helmdon history
Documents Index
Copies of documents (mostly transcribed) related to Helmdon history
History Exhbition - A two-day event held in 2022 to bring the history of Helmdon to its residents.
Reminiscences - The Lockdown Lowdown
A collection of memories recorded by Helmdon residents for something interesting to do during the Coronavirus lockdown in 2020.
Snapshot Project
A photographic project, recording life in Helmdon during one week in 2011, repeating it again in 2021.
War Memorial Project
Published in 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the project records the history behind the names of the servicemen on the Helmdon War Memorial
Inscriptions Project
Started in 1997 and updated in 2016, a complete list of all the memorial inscriptions in the parish
Kneeler Project
A complete record of the wonderful kneeler collection in St Mary Magdalene Parish Church, including photographs and an indexed description of each kneeler
Advent Windows
Starting in 2015, Helmdon residents have decorated their windows to mark Advent to the delight of residents young and old
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