Books Online

The group has produced several local history guides  and these will be included in this section when available.

The first two are available through the links below.

  • Holmes of Hanney by Frank Poller.   This work summarises the life of a famous Hanney philanthropist and free thinker, who carried out many good works in the village and sought to help the population of the world reduce poverty by birth control.
  • Holmes of Hanney
  • Late Victorian Hanney.   This survey is the outcome of a project which sought to describe the reality of rural life, and often poverty,  through the memories of villagers who recalled those years or through the stories their families retained.  It’s a fascinating time capsule.
  • Late Victorian Hanney