Welcome to the Loders Local History Group (LLHG)

Parish Registers
Census Returns
Wills & Probate 
Memorial Inscriptions
Church Wardens
Manor Court Rolls

Loders School 1900'sThe purpose of the Loders Local History Group is to research and promote the study of the local history of Loders parish; in furtherance of this, the aim of the group shall be to:

- research the history of Loders;
- record the present changing life of the village in all its aspects;
- conserve where appropriate artefacts, documents, buildings, maps, photographs, oral histories and other items relating to the Group's objectives;
- publicise, publish or exhibit reports of work done;
- obtain, collect or receive money by way of contributions, donations, fees, subscriptions, legacies, grants and any other lawful method and receive gifts of property of any description.

Membership and Subscription

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


Chair - Christine Prodeaux - ncprideaux@btinternet,com

Secretary - Helen Doble - helencausewayfm@talk21.com

Treasurer - Roger Henwood

Archives - Chuck Willmott - bogle.2@outlookcom

Lucy Chant - lucychant@icloud.com                       


This site has links to the following; 

Census 1841, 1861 & 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

Follow this link  Loders Online Parish Clerk 




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.

  Follow this link      Loders Roll of Honour 


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

Follow this link Loders Local History Group Archives and Property 


Wednesday 11th March 2020


7.30pm at Loders Village Hall

AGM followed by presentation

Time to Stand and Stare

Loders Magic

A Dog Walker's View


Chuck Willmott

Everyone welcome

Refreshments will be served. Entrance £3


Wednesday 13th November 2019    Loders Local History Group Meeting

150 years of School archives 

Mike Kite (Headmaster 1984-2012) has resurrected the original Loders School website & uploaded the July 2012 version to his own host server.  Not all links work correctly but it could be an interesting memory lane trip for ex-pupils, parents & staff.   

Follow this link Loders School 2012 


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.  Unfortunately the cost of a suitable installation is unjustifiable - so posters will have to suffice.