Click the heading or the photo to open a large range of interesting East Farndon Village History articles.

Early Times – Up To the 18th Century

This article sets out the village development up to the 18th century. It includes details related to the Battle of Naseby and the impact of Enclosure.

Village Life – 18th Century to Present Day

Click the heading or the photo to open a new page that contains a recently updated bumper article that is full of interesting historical facts covering Village life from the 18th Century to the present day.

East Farndon 1992 to 1993 Scrapbook

Click the heading or the photo to open a new page that contains a unique photo record of village life in East Farndon between April 1992 and April 1993, in the form of a Scrapbook put together by WI member Marjorie Houlston.

East Farndon Women’s Institute Archive 1933 – 2016

Click the heading or the photo to open a new page that contains a lasting archive of the life and times of the East Farndon Women’s Institute, including photos of diaries from 1933 to 2016.

East Farndon Fete & Flower Festival – 1975 to 2017

Click the heading or photo to read an interesting article that charts the history of the village Fete & Flower Festival. Information is taken from hand written committee minutes from 1975 to 2017. To request access to the minutes, email Mervyn Curtis.

No Crime Too Small in the 19th Century

Two East Farndon incidents reported in the Harborough Advertiser in the Victorian period can make us feel nostalgic for an age when the police had time to solve minor crimes in a very patient way.

1860 Steeplechase in East Farndon

Click the heading or the photo to read this article and learn about thousands of people gathering near the Farndon Windmill to watch a great Steeplechase event in 1860.

Zeppelins over East Farndon & Sounds of Harborough

East Farndon resident Mike Lee has created an interesting article that covers a wide range of family recollections from 1916 onwards. This includes the sight and sounds of Zeppelins over East Farndon.

East Farndon Christmas Shows in the 1980s & 90s
1980 - East Farndon Revue Performers

Article describes some of the East Farndon village Christmas shows, held in the 1980s and 90s, including pictures of the programmes and photos of the performers. A nostalgic step back in time and see how the village celebrated the festive season in years gone by.