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 below.

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.


2022 Programme

Unless otherwise stated, we meet at Wesley Hall, School Rd, E’well IP30 9EE: for a prompt 7.30pm start.

8 September: Don Hill, “History of Caister Lifeboat, since 1791

13 October: Barbara McElroy, “A Suffolk Bevin Boy, 1943-48

10 November: Nick Amor: “Keeping the Peace in Medieval Suffolk

8 December: Hexachordia: “In the Fields of Frost & Snow“, being a live music presentation of mirth and merriment for the Festive Season in the 16th and 17th centuries.


World War 1 Book For Sale

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

Read the Synopsis here