Froyle is very lucky in that, in the twentieth century, two individuals collected and researched the history of the village.
The first, Tom Knight, who was Headmater of Froyle School from 1922 to 1946 recorded his “Historical Notes on Froyle” and had the advantage that many of the nineteenth century residents were still alive.
His complete history can be downloaded as a fully searchable, bookmarked, Adobe Acrobat document by clicking the link below. It will open in a new window and you may then save it to your PC.
In 1981, Theo Beck and his wife moved into Blundens in Upper Froyle, a very old house, and, being fascinated by its history, spent many years researching documents and records to find out more. In the process he discovered a lot more of the hidden history of the village from Court Records. Both his “Blundens - the History of a House”and “Facets of Froyle” can be downloaded as fully searchable Acrobat documents from the menu below.
In this section we have grouped Tom Knight’s History and Theo Beck’s History in one place - the individual “History of Blundens” is also accessible from Documents.
We have also added “Froyle, 100 Years of Memories”, originally published in 2000 as part of the Millennium Celebrations, which pulls together the history of the village along with villager’s recollections of their life in Froyle. Follow the menu item to its own page and menu. (Download to follow).