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Fleet and Crookham Local History Group


Our projects aim to record and clarify information about the past in Fleet and Crookham. Volunteers are always welcome to become involved, either to take on a task or to assist a committee member. You do not need to be an expert in local history, and helping with a project is a great way to learn and get involved.  Some of the projects listed below are being actioned, some are nearing completion and others are just ideas.  

Contribute to our 'Going Strong' project that aims to track the development of Fleet and Crookham roads and houses by decades.  Contact the Group to find out more.

Scan documents and photos donated to the Group archive, using your own scanner.  Full instructions provided.

Index information from original Fleet Times newspapers between 1963 and 2008, to produce a data base, so information can be easily retrieved.

Do further research on shops described in a series of articles which were published in Fleet Times in 1965 entitled ‘Owner Behind the Counter’.  

Using scanned images, index Fleet Carnival programmes from 1956 to the present, to enable information to be easily retrieved, e.g. advertisements of shops, which give the addresses and some details of the business. 

Interview people and produce a written record of their memories of Fleet and Crookham in the past.

Contribute photos and information to our 'Then and Now' project.  This aims to identify when a significant building will be demolished and take a photo before this happens and then a photo of the re-placement.

Help organise a display in the cabinets in Fleet Library - usually four a year.

Research and write an article for the Group newsletter.

We hold two sessions of 'Meet the Local Detectives' in Fleet Library – usually in March each year, aimed at helping people research the history of their house, or family, and receiving information from the public.  Helpers are always welcome, to meet and greet, record the enquiry and show people what is available.

Help with ‘manning’ the Group's display stand at Dogmersfield Fete in July each year and the display at the Hart Centre in October each year.  No local history knowledge necessary, just record enquiries and offers of material.

You are not obliged to do any of these, but if you would like more information, or would like to be involved in any way, please contact the Group at fclhg@talktalk.net

Fleet newspapers to be indexed Fleet newspapers to be indexed
A display in Fleet Library A display in Fleet Library
Salvation Army Hall, Albert Street Salvation Army Hall, Albert Street
Houses replaced the Salvation Army Hall Houses replaced the Salvation Army Hall