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The 1939 Register of the population of the United Kingdom was released on Monday, November 2nd.
At the outbreak of World War II, the British government introduced an act that would allow them to gather vital information about the country’s population. This information would inform their decisions on identity cards, rationing, conscription and more, including - eventually - the formation of the NHS.

We have been able to extract sufficient data to provide a snapshot of Froyle and its inhabitants from that record.
Surprisingly, traffic was fairly light on that day, possibly because it is fairly expensive to access all the data available, but, by judicious searching, we have managed to get hold of the majority of the records for Froyle.
There are some major gaps, but, as with the Censuses, the record depends on the presence of people on Friday, September 29th 1939.

There are constraints on the availability of information, but these are explained on The 1939 Register, accesible either via the jump menu at the bottom of this page or through The Records & Census from Contents.

Chris & Annette Booth

Through these pages you can explore the village of Froyle and its history as well as reliving the memories of its inhabitants.
Please feel free to sign our Guest Book - link below.

The Froyle Archive has published three books on the history of Froyle, for more details follow the link above

  • Froyle, or more accurately, Upper & Lower Froyle, is a small community in North-East Hampshire, some 50 miles from London, in the United Kingdom.
  • We are Chris & Annette Booth and we are the Archivists for the village of Froyle.
  • This site covers the history of Froyle and includes Censuses from 1841 to 1911, Church records, personal reminiscences and over 4000 photographs and maps. There are now well over 2000 pages of information, with more added each month.
  • For a guide on how to use the web site when looking for your family’s history, follow the Records & Census link from the Contents page.
  • Please remember that we can easily search our records for any family link you may be looking for - please do e-mail us!
  • To try and make navigation easier there is a more detailed explanation of the web site under Web Site Navigation Notes which may point you in the right direction.
  • This site deals with the history of Froyle. If you are interested in what is happening in Froyle now, visit our companion site, Froyle Promotions, using the Froyle Today link on the Contents page.
  • You may have noticed when you entered the web site that we are listed in ARCHON - The National Archives Directory. Our ARCHON code is GB3051 and there is a link to the National Archives Directory on our Links to other sites link from the Contents page.
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