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/

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.

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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Awards Shortlist

Ron Claytons’ research into the Volta Tower has been shortlisted in the East Midlands Heritage Awards

The Wendy Golland Award for Quality Research  More>>>

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.