The first meeting was held on 28 April 2006 at 23 School Road, Tilney All Saints.
Twelve residents attended: Ian & Phillida Perry, Gwen Gall, Julia Pike, Peter Hansed, Alan and Margaret Pepper, Audrey Wootton, Frank Hurst, Richard Hughes, Ian & June Mitchell, with apologies from: Paul Arnill, Joe Donovan, Barbara Pearman and Anne Savage.
Some questions were asked and answered sparking lively discussion.
Q: What do we want from the Group?
A: Julia: How the village used to be i.e. 50 years ago.
A: Gwen: Pointed out that now is also important for archives.
A: Peter: Agricultural archives. Families farming locally since 1940s.
A: Ian P: Special interest in the oldest history of the village and foundation of the parish e.g. before the church and the 12th century.
A: Margaret (who has lived in TAS all her life): An interest in the villagers, their lives and activities, how the barn was used etc.
A: Frank: How the village was and how it has progressed, especially pre-war when family members lived in TAS.
A: Richard, Audrey, Ian and Phillida P, Ian M: interest in all aspects of the village history.
Just some of the ideas and interests discussed.
The Group agreed:
- it would like to do the research and produce a booklet, and set up a website.
- its name would be Tilney All Saints Local History Group.
- further meeting for the following month.