Thanks for popping by and we hope you enjoy our new website, it's not completely finished yet and I'm adding new information regularly. So why not pour yourself a cuppa, cut a piece of cake and read on! Although, this being Hornton, it might be a glass of wine!!

We hope to shine a light on the historical past of our charming village and perhaps a few memories for you and your family.

Like researching your family history with the help of church yard survey, memories of past residents or old photos that take you down memory lane.

You can download our historical guide and actually walk down memory lane, and now open again, enjoy a drink at the Dun Cow.

So stay safe and we hope to bring you more fascinating talks. exhibitions and updates through the year.






Village Trail

New village history trail

While you’re taking a walk around the village, why not find out who lived in the houses, what they did and how they lived in years gone by. As well as the butcher, baker and candlestick maker, there were shoemakers, clockmakers, blacksmiths, steam engine drivers, wheelwrights, dressmakers, millers and many more. Just download and print out the trail and explore the village in a new way. 

The group started back in 2007 and we consider ourselves a very informal group so please feel free to join us at any of our meetings or events. We discuss various topics of local history as well as organise trips, walks and talks with a variety of guest speakers.

Next meeting: Date to be confirmed

​We welcome new members so why not join us at our next meeting.

The Hornton History Group





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View the full gallery of Hornton through the years below


Latest News

New Website

Welcome to our new website and we hope you like it, not quite finished yet, but we're uploading more every week.

If you find any errors or links that don't work, please let us know. You can do this by emailing; MAIL

If you have any information on Hornton, it's history or people please also use the same email to get in touch.

We hope to be back in action later this year and restart our meetings, talks and visits. So come back again and we will hopefully have a schedule of events.Including the ice cream lady!



Escape to the Country


“ In 1940 I was seven years old; I was evacuated from London to Hornton, with my sister Audrey who was five. We arrived on Sumner’s coach, which stopped outside a little general store that had a lovely bow window…”