Welcome to the On-Line Library of Great Holland's Historical information. 

 

This formative database of Photos, Post Cards and Village memories is certain to be both entertaining, nostalgic and a unique source of information to those too young to remember the 'good old days' !

If you have memories to share, photos to lend or any other memorabilia, we'd love to hear from you.  Please contact Paul on the 'Leave Feedback' link at the foot of the page and we can arrange for your personal contribution to be recorded for posterity.

 

Meanwhile - Read on & enjoy !

  

The Links below open up new Windows into the history of Great Holland.

Click on the pictures below.    

 

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 Hall

 

Some amazing photos have been donated showing a glimpse back into the history of Great Holland and the influential Hicks family.

 

Gillian Disley and her husband have had the photos in their family for generations, however was keen that the images, dating back to the 1830’s, now be made available for everyone to enjoy.

 

The full story is available by clicking the link HERE , where Gillian kindly provided the wonderful story which accompanies these pictures.
The Photos are available by clicking the photo (left)

 

With croquet on the front lawn of the hall : expect to see Roger and Margaret re-enacting the scene in the summer months.

 

Thanks go out to Gillian for her generous donation and for taking the time to pass on the heritage to future generations.

 

 

 

 

 Manor Farm - For Sale

 

Roger Frere obtained a copy of this facinating sale catalogue from 1929, detailing the sale of Manor Farm and its contents.

 

Well worth a read -and at £1,500,  it really does show how times have changed !

 

From Great Holland to New Zealand ! 

 

Fiona Kean recently contacted greatholland.com 11,500 miles away at the Tauranga Heritage Museum, New Zealand.

Fiona is researching the history of the Baker Family, who emigrated from Great Holland Hall (the farm in Church Lane) in the early 1900's.

Having provided a wealth of information and documents relating to the late 1800's / early 1900's, Fiona would be extremely grateful if anyone could add any colour to the family, their lives in Great Holland or indeed the people whose lives where touched by them.

Click the image, left for a fascinating insight to life at the turn of the 19th century and the start of an International Detective Story.  

 

John Lawrence's Memories

A chance visit to this website encouraged John to write his own memories of Great Holland - click left to read more.

 
Village Fete

Village Fete -

Information on the history (and present day) Village Fete - held at the Old Rectory.

 Village Views

 Historic Post Cards

A wonderful selection of post cards sent FROM the old village Post Office & Shop (Crampin's Stores) - some even include their original messages.  (Generously loaned by Linda O'Reilly)

 

 Manor Rd

 Joan Hammond's Wonderful Memories

A selection of 'back copies' from the Village voice, where Joan generously shared her childhood memories of Great Holland Life.

   History House 

A link to an external web site, offering a potted history of Great Holland - including criminal cases, lists of inhabitants ( ! ), and links to Frith's collection of village photos. 
Worth a browse.