Welton History

This web page is for the benefit of residents who would like to add their own stories, reminiscences or articles of general interest concerning the history of Welton and its inhabitants. Click on the links below.

The Last 1000 Years  Thank you to Jackie Hibbert for writing this general history of the village. Jackie also runs the Welton History Group where you can find details of the current programme of talks.

The Goode Family  Thank you to Maurice Clarke for his interesting story about the Goode family of Welton village.

Daventry In History  Click the link to visit the Facebook group. Although note that you have to join the group to see the posts.

Old Maps  The link takes you a fully scrollable 6-inch (about 1:10,500 scale) map of England & Wales. The map title is ‘England & Wales 1842 – 1952’ so I am not sure of the exact date, but it is beautifully detailed. Amongst many other things, the map of Welton shows: the extent of Welton Place; The Red Lion pub; the smithy; the school occupying what is now the White Horse pub. Press <F11> on your computer keyboard to see the map full-screen.

Old Photos of Welton  The link takes you a Google map of the village. There are a number of markers which you can click on and which link to some old photos of the village. If you have any old photos you would like to add or, if I have misplaced any of the markers, then please let me know.

History of St Martin’s Spinney  Thank you to John Emery for this memory.

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