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Griffydam History Group is part of, and reports into the Griffydam Community Group. It was formed in 2016 to research, record and preserve the social, family, and industrial history of Griffydam village. We are supported by local historian and author Samuel T Stewart who has given his kind permission to share many extracts from his books.


Our group meet on a regular basis and new members are always welcome. If you are interested and would like to join us then we would love to hear from you. Use our contact form to leave your details and to find out more.

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Current Members

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Judith Darby

Judith was born and brought up on Lower Brand, Griffydam, and moved back to live in the village in 1991. With an ongoing interest in local history, she was part of a group at Chapel In the Valley that staged a history exhibition during the millenium.

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Brenda Robinson

Brenda was born and brought up in Newbold. She has lived in Griffydam for the past 40 years.

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Susan Smith

Susan was born and brought up in Griffydam. Her father Samuel Dimmock, also from Griffydam, was a Japanese POW and miraculously returned to the village after the war.

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Sylvia Armiger

Sylvia has lived in Griffydam since 1997. She has a keen interest in recording the history of the village and is responsible for designing and populating the website.

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Samuel T Stewart
Co-opted Member

Trevor's descendants roots are well established in Pegg's Green, Coleorton and Lount. In fact, a male blood line for the Stewarts goes back from his sons to the late 1600s in Lount (view Family Tree). He received his early education at the primary and junior schools in Griffydam where he took the 11+ at the latter before moving to Ashby Boys Grammar School. Trevors interest in local social and industrial history began after he retired and he has now written 8 books on the subjects.

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