Welcome to the Repton Village History Group.
Here you will find a description of the RVHG, including a brief outline of the activities of the group and details of many of the interesting historical facts associated with this ancient community.
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Over time we aim to describe as many topics as possible covering the history of Repton and the surrounding area.
- Repton Tales – A series of true stories from Repton’s past.
- Local Industry – A number of articles about industries which used to exist in Repton.
Here are some other items that have already been put onto the website:
- Reminiscences of Repton – how life was in the village in the first half of the 20th Century.
- The Blue Buses – a local transport company still fondly remembered.
- Snippets from St Wystans Parish Magazines – January 1889 – December 1937
- An Early History of Repton – by Quinton Carroll
- Viking Repton – by Barry Marsden – Thanks to Chris LLoyd
- Christianity in Repton -Thanks to Chris LLoyd
- Repton Saints – Thanks to Chris LLoyd
- The Arch and Tithe Barn – Thanks to Chris LLoyd
- C.B. Fry – Thanks to Chris LLoyd
- Repton Timeline – Thanks to Ken Ash
- WWII War Graves – WWII war graves in Repton
- Parish Boundaries – The Parish Boundaries of Repton
- Roll of Honour – The names of those who died in WWI and WW2 listed at Repton Church
- WWII Memorial– An insight into the lives of those named on the Memorial
- A History of Bretby Village – A description by Richard Wain
- Farewell to the NatWest Bank – the end of an era
- Repton Rink – Roller skating rink in Repton
- The Search for the Tithe Barn – Archeological investigations to try to find the site of the tithe barn
- Repton and Milton’s Inheritance – A brief history of the parish identifying significant features and buildings – with maps
- 3D Model of Carving – A 3D animation of a carving, probably a 13th to 15th century corbel stone, from St Wystan’s Church in Repton
- Memories of Repton in WWII – An article by the archeologist Martin Biddle describing his childhood in Repton 1941-45
- The Scout Movement In Repton – A Brief History – Describing the organisation from the Ewardian era to the present day
- Poppy Book and Index – A memorial to those from Repton, Milton, Foremarke and Ingleby who fell in World War I
- When Repton Had a Picture House – Memories of a cinema in a local church school room
Amongst the other topics which would be of interest to many people are those listed below. We’d like to hear from you, if you have any information on these, or indeed any other subjects you think people would find interesting. Just click on the “Contact Us” text at the top of this page.
- The Saxons
- The Vikings
- The Abbey
- The Church
- Family History
- World War One
- World War Two
- Crime and Punishment
- Local Folklore
- Vintage Leisure
- Photo Archive (now and then)
- Links to Other Local History Website