The aim of the Society is the preservation and study of all matters relating to the history and development of Stoke Poges; to collate and preserve archive material and artefacts, and to make it available for members and other interested parties.
The Society holds about six events a year, including talks, visits, members’ evenings, and it is most keen to encourage members to research their own family, or road, or any other aspect of the Village that interests them, and share their findings with other members of the Society. (Click here for our programme of events.) It will make available archive material to members. It also helps people around the world searching for family connections in the Village.
2021 sees a comprehensive Programme of Events to be enjoyed by many.
It is subject to change, due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Our next event:
Thu 21 Oct 2021 7:00 for 7:30pm
Our Annual Dinner
This year at Stoke Place, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, SL2 4HT
The Society’s Annual Dinner in Memory of Thomas Gray (in the 250th anniversary year of his death).
Our guest of honour will be Countess Elizabeth Howe, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. She will be accompanied by her husband Frederick, Earl Howe.
We will be having a welcome drink, three-course dinner followed by tea/coffee.
The price of £45 for Members and £50 for Non-Members also includes a glass of wine and represents very good value at this beautiful venue.
For more information click here for a booking form.
TO BOOK for these events, please contact Maggie by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 07478 309044
2021 is a special year for Stoke Poges because it's the
250th anniversary of the death of famous poet, Thomas Gray.
He is buried in the Stoke Poges Parish churchyard.
He will be remembered at our special Annual Dinner. Our guest of honour will be Countess Elizabeth Howe, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.
Some special events to commemorate this year are included in our Programme page, but for more information, see:
and also see how Eton College is commemorating the anniversary:
It's also the Centenary of the Royal British Legion.
Major General Sir Richard Howard Vyse of Stoke Place was its Chairman and later President from 1950 till his death in 1962.
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