Winter 1987

At last Spring is here in Froyle, and we are preparing for our Froyle Archive Open Day and Village Reunion on June 14th. This date has been chosen as it is the Sunday nearest the death of Robert Scrivener at Gallipoli 100 years ago - his name appears on our War Memorial and his sacrifice is remembered every year in November by someone, unknown to us, who places a small cross and poppy there (perhaps they will attend?)
This year we will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Froyle Archive. The main theme will be “Froyle in the Great War” and part of the central display will be the exhibition we staged back in November last year at the launch of our “Lest We Forget” book which several people would have liked to have been available for longer.
In addition we will have all our records, censuses, church and school records on display and will be running our collection of videos throughout the day.
The other main display will be our record of the transformation of Froyle Place over the past years. Please do come along and find out more about your village and its history. Light refreshments will be available between 12 noon and 2pm.
This will be the last Open Day due to the amount of effort involved in transporting and setting up all the material and displays becoming too much for the two of us. However, of course, The Froyle Archive will continue to be available on the Internet and visitors will always be most welcome at “Adams Field”.
“Lest We Forget” has now become an item on the main Contents menu.

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 also published two other 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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