Loders Local History Group (LLHG)

The purpose of the Group is to research and promote the study of the local history of Loders and district; in furtherance of this the aim of the Group shall be to: -


1. Research the history of Loders.

2. Record the present changing life of the Village in all its aspects.

3. Conserve, where appropriate, artefacts, documents, buildings, maps, photographs, oral histories and other items relating to the Group's objectives.

4. Publicise, publish or exhibit reports of work done.

5. Obtain, collect or receive money by way of contributions, donations, fees, subscription, legacies, grants and any other lawful method, and receive gifts of property of any description.

Membership shall be open to all residents of Loders and all persons interested in furthering the aims of the Group.  Costs of attendance at meetings includes the membership fee.


This site has links to the following; 

Census 1841, 861 & 1871

Parish Registers & Bishops Transcripts
   Baptisms 1700-1715, 1731-1812, 1813-1880,

   Marriages 1636-1812, 1731-1833

   Burials 1731-1812, 1813-1880, 1881-1900

Protestation Returns 1641

St Mary Magdalene Monumental Inscriptions

            Loders OPC 



Research was carried from 2013 with the primary objective of putting faces to the men who are remembered in the two world wars.  Much more detail was obtained and this was put on The Eggardon and Colmers View website.  Further information and links are contained on this site.

             Roll of Honour




LLHG has a considerable amount of archive materials which can be viewed by arrangement with one of the committee.

/_UserFiles/Files/Loders Local History Archives and property-E.pdf 


IT - Mr Chuck Willmott - bogle.2@outlook.com

Chair - Mrs Christine Prideaux - ncprideaux@btinternet.com

Treasurer - Mr Roger Henwood  - roger.henwood78@gmail.com

 Secretary - Mrs Helen Doble   - helencausewayfm@talk21.com

 Mrs Lucy Chant   - mailto:lucychant@icloud.com

Loders School 150th Anniversary 13 October 2019

Celebrations will take place on Saturday 12th October 2019.

We are currently digitizing Log Books, Admittance Registers, Photos etc.  Memories of school days would be very welcome and names to go with the photos (especially the whole School ones).

How many schools have a well in their playground? Loders School has one.

How many wells have a smugglers' tunnel entrance in them?  Loders School has one.


Loders pupils would like to be able to see their heritage and brag about it.  A suitable reinforced glass lid, ventilation, electric light and barrier would enable this to be achieved.

In association with Loders School we will be looking for donations when costs are confirmed.

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