Lighthorne, in Warwickshire, is located in the triangle formed by Warwick, Stratford-on-Avon and Banbury, being 8 miles south of Warwick and 10 miles east of Stratford.
Lighthorne History Society was formed in January 2006 by the late Peter Hinman and other residents. The aims of the society are to promote an interest in and record the pre-history and the history of the village and to make the records available to the general public.
The society is open to all on payment of an annual subscription and the officers of the society welcome enquiries and information about Lighthorne from the public.
The society has so far published 4 items:
- a booklet entitled “A Short History of Lighthorne”
- a duplicated booklet “Yes, we remember it well!” being the reminiscences of the 1940s of Lighthorne residents
- a DVD “Lighthorne 1900 – 2000, A Century in Images”
- an 8-page colour booklet “Welcome to St. Laurence’s Church, Lighthorne”.
This website was created in 2012 and represents an ongoing project to record all of the research done in the past by members of the society. Most of the documents in the society archive are not in digital form, but an index of them is available on this website and it is hoped that the website will gradually expand when further articles are transcribed and items scanned or photographed.
Additionally the society organises talks and visits which are open to anyone who is interested.
The graveyard survey. See the panel on the right. Further details from Colin Such. Tel. 651411. Access the Excel spreadsheet by clicking on this link LH148(E)
Memories of Lighthorne. We are interviewing some of the older Lighthorne residents and recording their memories of life in Lighthorne in the past decades. Further details from Colin Such.
We need your assistance in identifying some of the younger residents of Lighthorne prior to the First World War. Please click on the following link to see photographs taken of Lighthorne children in the years immediately preceding the war. Lighthorne School photographs
Commemoration of World War One
The Lighthorne History Society has undertaken research into the names of the soldiers who died in WW1 and who have been commemorated on the Lighthorne War Memorial. To find out more about the lives of these men, click here.