The Society was founded in 1996 by Pat Millington to promote interest in local history in Redlynch and its surrounding villages.  It has monthly meetings with speakers on a wide variety of topics. These meetings are held 7.30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls village hall.  The Society also arranges a local visit for its June meeting.  In addition the Society undertakes a variety of local projects. The most recent involved recording the gravestones in St Mary’s churchyard (see below).   Also the Society holds an Annual Exhibition when its resources are put on display and made available to anyone interested in our local history.  In 2016 the theme was ‘Redlynch – the Past 20 Years’ to link with our 20th anniversary. (click here for report).

Please visit The News Forest Remembers website. The Society has been closely involved and produced one of the panels which depicts Redlynch during World War I and some of the men who served or died.

Finally the Society actively supports other local organisations, such as its two churches and two halls, by mounting exhibitions and displays.  Click the image above left to view the Society's Redlynch Trail. For more information about the Society visit its own website:

Carolyn Birch (Chair)
Jenny Bowman (Vice-Ch)
Annette Jack (Vice-Ch)
Bob Inns (Secretary)
Kate Crouch (Treasurer)
Simon Lewis
Maureen Staley
Rosalind Johnson
Steve Western

Contact for all enquiries: Carolyn Birch, Chair: 01725 511583


We meet on the first Tuesday of each month in Morgan’s Vale and Woodfalls Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. New members and visitors are always welcome.


Subscriptions are £9 for yearly membership and £3 for guests per meeting. 


Jan 09:  A History of Redlynch Lodge and its Inhabitants - Malcolm Birch

Feb 05:  The Tintometer Works in Salisbury - Alex Belbin

Mar 05:  Archiving Salisbury Cathedral - Emily Naish  

Mar 09   Open Afternoon 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Apr 02:  Albany Ward, Cinema Pioneer of the South West - Ruth Butler     

May 07:  Southampton 1610 – 1840 - Jake Simpkin          

Jun 04:   A Guided Walk around Downton with Nigel Walker and George Purcell (outdoor meeting 7pm)   SOLD OUT!

Sep 03:  Heywood Sumner - Artist and Archaeologist' Adrian Green (Director of Salisbury Museum)

Oct 01:  AGM (New Committee Member(s) Required), 
              The Home Front in WW2 - Julie Davies



The Society's Graveyard Records project has been completed and will be updated as and when necessary. The records can be seen by making an appointment with the Chair, Carolyn Birch (Tel. 01725 511583), to meet at Morgan's Vale & Woodfalls Village Hall.