Welcome to Elmswell History Group

Welcome to our website – please make yourself at home and enjoy exploring our many pages.

Our village has plenty of history, the earliest part of which is described in our publication “Marker for the Millennium(click onto this link to see it in full).  

Our history group exists to make this information known more widely and also, with our monthly talks, to learn more about East Anglia’s history in general.  
We hope you will consider coming to a meeting, as we are a very friendly group, and always offer a warm welcome to visitors and new members.   Our current programme of talks is shown on this page.

We would love to hear from you, whether you are interested in local history generally (particularly if you are a current or former Elmswell resident and/or have any connections to our village), helping us with our researches, thinking of joining our group, or have comments or suggestions about this website.

Please click this link to contact us.

World War 1 Book Sale

Click on the images below to read our leaflet and synopsis on our WW1 Book Sale, and how you can purchase a copy.

Norman Kenyon (1942 – 2012)

Norman was our Chairman for ten years, and this website was his inspiration, on which he spent considerable hours in the creation of this wonderful record of Elmswell’s history. We are all extremely grateful to Norman for amassing this incredible amount of information, and dedicate this website to his memory.  Since his untimely death in 2012, more information is being added to the website, in the hope of doing justice to all Norman’s work, and to serve as his lasting legacy for our growing village.