about these records

The material presented on this website is a small proportion of that held locally in the Goldhanger Digital Archive and the images included here have a lower definition than those held in the archives. The copyright to the website design and majority of the material on the site is held by the Goldhanger Digital Archive. Acknowledgements for short extracts and snippets taken from other documents and to individual contributors are given in many places within the texts. Further acknowledgements will be readily added, or material removed, if request by copyright holders not so far been identified. Enquiries, comments, and offers of information associated with the village history will be most gratefully received at this re-typed email address:


The scale of the material held on the site is in the.... Site Map

The webpages show on the site-map are held at...... www.churchside1.plus.com/Goldhanger-past   (Search for: Goldhanger past)

It can also be accessed via a gateway at.... ........... sites.google.com/site/goldhangerinthepast/   (Search for: Goldhanger history gateway)

There is an older version of the website at............... past.goldhanger.org.uk

The background to the site and its archive is in....... more about this website

Links to external sites are collected together in....... Useful external links

A list of local history talks given in recent years...... Talks

 Recent changes:

New in August  2019

Church tower open view – added to St Peters history  and  Bells of St Peters


A Study of St Peter’s Church Tower – its origins and history


Revised in Nov  2019

Recent memerable village events and Phil’s last appearances at The Chequers


New in Nov  2019

Residents who served in World War Two – 51 have been identified so far


New in Jan 2020

Characters – sadly three recent additions


Mick West – local professional guitarist, his biography and his music


Revised in Feb 2020

Sir Gilmour Jenkins – more images added


New in Feb 2020

Maud McMullen – and family


History of The Chequers Inn – a YouTube video


Revised in Apr 2020

Portraits  &  Characters  – Ian Valentine, local historian


New in May 2020

VE-75 celebration photos  –  45 scenes from around the village on May 8th


John Wilkin  –  biography of the Bounds Farm ‘Jam Maker’


Revised in May 2020

YouTube links  – 3 links to VE-75 related activities in the village added


Chequers.htm  – more stories and photos added


Virtual Library  – VE-75 booklet on WW-2 local records and reminiscences added


WW-2 & VE-75 – activities in the village added


Revised in June 2020

A History of Beckingham Hall  – major revision with more images


Beckingham Hall artwork – more ancient drawings added


Home page – a refreshed appearance


Revised in July 2020

Goldhanger related videos – links to 8 Osea Island historical videos added


School – 2 early maps and 2 final school photos from 1977 added


Virtual Museum – Milepost & Licence holder added


New in August 2020

Millbeach hotel video – added into The Barrow Marshes and YouTube links

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