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 events:
Mon 21 Jun 2021 to Sat 26 Jun 2021. 10am - 3pm
Gray Art Exhibition
St Giles’ Church, Church Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4NZ
Left: Thomas Gray Plaque at Cornhill - Right: Memorial at Poets Corner
This event is open to the general public.
There will be an art exhibition focussed on Thomas Gray and St Giles’ church inside St Giles’ church. Works of art from community groups and schools, together with either original or reproduced art from Colleges attended by Thomas Gray will be on display.
Do you have a relevant artwork that could be included? If so, please look at the Church's website at:
That website also has an opportunity to be Artist in Residence, and details of a Sketching Afternoon at the Church.
This has been organised by Stoke Poges Church in partnership with The Stoke Poges Society, to mark the 250th anniversary year of Thomas Gray’s death.
Tue 22 Jun 2021 7:30pm
AGM and Talk on Stoke House School
Stoke House And Amelie Marthe Parry
Stoke House And The Parry Family
This will be held over Zoom - a link will be emailed to members prior to the AGM.
The Talk about Stoke House school by our Chairman Harvey Whittam will be followed by our AGM.
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, with the Guest of Honour being the Queen's Representative for Buckinghamshire - the Lord Lieutenant.
Some special events to commemorate this year are included in our Programme page, but for more information, see:
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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