Myddle, Broughton and Harmer Hill Parish History Society

have recently started a local history society covering the Parish of Myddle and Broughton, which includes Harmer Hill, Yorton, other small villages and hamlets, and Sleap airfield.  Currently several members of the parish communities are researching their local history and their work will be added to these pages in the near future.

This is very much a 'work in progress', so if you would like to share your own local history knowledge with us, or if you see anything which you believe to be inaccurate on the history website pages, please do let us know. You can contact us by email to

Our next meeting

Sunday 7th August 2011 Treasure Hunt

A Walking Treasure Hunt will start from the Village Hall Myddle and all the clues will be found within the 30 Mile per hour signs within the village. (Not too far then!!)

More details can be found here before the event.

Previous meetings

12th November 2010

Myddle, Broughton and Harmer Hill Parish History Society
The November meeting of the Society, held in Myddle Village Hall saw a group of 30 local history enthusiasts gather to hear Dorothy Nicolle, Blue Badge Guide for the Heart of England give a fascinating and entertaining talk on 'Shropshire Oddities'.   Dorothy's enthusiasm for her subject came across in her lively presentation, and was enhanced by beautiful photographs of 'oddities' from across the County, as she unfolded the stories behind pagan 'green men' effigies on Christian churches, a whipping post used to encourage the poor to move to another parish, a fake Victorian henge, and an enigmatic sun dial among many other examples.  We learned how relics of Shropshire history are all around us, often unnoticed, and were encouraged to seek them out and find out their meaning.
A second treat of the evening was the judging of a baking competition.  We had been challenged to bring some biscuits or small cakes made from ingredients which would have been available in the late 1600s and early 1700s, around the time of Richard Gough.  WI member Eleanor Owen kindly agreed to judge the dozen or so entries, which included two from Myddle Primary School children.  The delicious honey-flavoured biscuits baked by Denise Barnes were a worthy winner and Ruth Shaw’s biscuits were judged the best from the children. After the judging was concluded, all the 'exhibits' were eaten and enjoyed over a cup of tea.  Recipes for most of the cakes and biscuits will be put on the History page of the village website in due course.

Our next meeting will be in the New Year, and in the meantime we wish all our supporters and happy and peaceful Christmas season.

See the recipies



21st April 2010

Our first meeting was held on Wednesday 21 April 2010 in Myddle Village Hall. Colin Ruck presented a talk entitled 'A Brief History of Myddle - the story so far', to an enthusiastic audience from across the parish. You can download a copy of the slide show by clicking on the link. (14MB pdf file)

31st july 2010

Saturday 31 July, from 2.30 to 5.00 in Myddle Village Hall.  We would like to start an online collection of old photographs of the parish, so this will be a 'drop-in' session when we hope that villagers will bring old photographs to be scanned, and tell us the stories that go with them.  More details will be available nearer the time on this website, and in the Myddle Messenger.

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