Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote
Local History Society

About our Society

The society was started in 1964 and since that time we have produced and published a great deal of research about our heritage and have promoted the conservation of the area through consultation with the local council, arranging lectures and conferences, mounting exhibitions for the local community and the formation of various working parties (e.g. Woodlands; Manor Farm). The objects of the Society and its formal rules are in its constitution.

We are a varied group of people of different ages, with one common interest - our local heritage!

For some, the society provides a social, yet informative outlet.  For others it provides a setting for research and discussion. In order to share some of our interest with the local community, we have mounted exhibitions in Manor Farm House as part of the London Borough of Hillingdon Arts Service and Medieval Festival.

We meet on the third Monday of the month from September to April at 8.15pm in St. Martin's Church Hall, High Street, Ruislip.  For details see the programme.  During the summer we organise several outings and walks/tours.

We have a busy research group working individually or in teams to expand our knowledge of the local history of the area. Each year results of some of the many research projects are published in our Journal  which won the coveted LAMAS publications award in 2016. Would you like to join our research group and find out who lived here in the late nineteenth century, what they did for a living and what had changed in the past decade? Contact the Research Co-ordinator. See the Research section of the website for more details.


Cost of individual membership is £12.00 (or £6 individual under 18 yrs)
Cost of joint membership is £20.00

We also welcome 'Corresponding Members'.  For details of this or any membership enquiry, please contact the Membership Secretary.

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Our Committee : -

President  Eileen Bowlt  01895 638060
Chairman  Simon Morgan  01923 827188
Secretary  Susan Toms  01895 637134
Treasurer  Alan Morris  
Membership Secretary  Annita Farrant  020 8841 5927
Programme Secretary  Brian Grisdale  01895 673299
Outings Advisor   Position vacant  
Editor  Brian Grisdale  01895 673299
Committee members  Dorothy Chappell  
   Jane Shemilt  
   Karen Spink  
   Melanie Winterbotham  

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