Local History Society
The Local History Society was formed in 2000 primarily to act as a focus for researching and preserving the history of the two villages of Fiskerton and Morton.
The Society now has an extensive computerised archive of photographs, some very old and some relatively recent in date, and is constantly on the lookout for further additions to the collection. If you do have any pictures that you would like to donate or are willing to have scanned, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A booklet “Past & Present in Fiskerton-cum-Morton” was published in 2008. This contains a selection of old photographs with a modern day equivalent, each set being accompanied by some explanatory text. Copies of the book, now at a reduced price of £4, are still available from the Secretary email@example.com
Work on other research projects is ongoing, though several house histories, as yet unpublished, have been completed.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month between October and June (except January) at 7.30pm in Morton Church Hall. These generally consist of a talk on a topic of local interest, usually by a visiting speaker, but sometimes by a member of the Society. We’ve also had guided walks round our villages and picture quiz evenings.
Visitors are always welcome at all our meetings, though there is a £2 charge. Members pay £1. Tea, coffee and biscuits are included!
Currently the Society has about thirty members. Membership is open to anyone and costs £2.50 per year.
For any further information about the Local History Society, please contact the Chairman.