Finedon Local History Society Headquarters

FINEDON LOCAL
HISTORY SOCIETY

Finedon Local History Society  unofficial website

The Official Site can now be found at http://www.finedonlocalhistorysociety.co.uk/

Society Events Programme for 2017 now available see menu above

Finedon Local History Society.

Finedon is a civil parish and village in the Borough of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. With a population at the 2001 census of 4,188 people.  In 1086 when the Domesday Book was completed, Finedon was a large royal manor, previously held by Queen Edith. At this time, the village was known as Tingdene. This originates from the Old English words þing meaning assembly or meeting, and Denu meaning valley or vale. Tingdene and the later version, Thingdon, were used until the early nineteenth century, when finally Finedon became the commonly accepted version. The importance of Finedon, at the time of the Domesday Book is clear. With a population of 102, it was one of only four towns listed with a population greater than 50 in Northamptonshire.

Finedon Local History Society      2017 Exhibition

Lt. William Mackworth Dolben, RN             &              The Volta Tower

 

The story of Finedon’s Naval Officer and Explorer of the Victorian era

and the Volta Tower built in his memory

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The Friends’ Meeting House

High Street

Finedon 

Saturday 29th April – Sunday 30th July

Open  |  Saturdays & Sundays & May Day 1st

2.00 pm – 4.00pm

Tuesdays 10.00am – 11.30 am

www.finedonlocalhistorysociety.co.uk

The Society

Finedon’s History Society, founded in 2000, is a group of dedicated local historians who’s aim is to record the rich history of Finedon and to keep the town’s past alive.

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Location

The Heritage center and museum is located in the friends Meeting House on the High Street. Map >>>

Exhibitions

The Society run  two themed exhibitions each year.
Open Saturdays and Sundays from 
2 – 4 pm.