The Ketton Village History site provides information and resources for the people of Ketton and other interested people. It is intended to be updated by the Ketton Village History Group, and other contributions will be most welcome. This includes oral histories and materials up to the present day, so that events are not forgotten.
Recent events & news
The next meeting is planned for 13 Mar 2018 at 7pm in the Parish Office. All are welcome. You can bring along any pictures or artifacts that relate to the village, or just relate to the members your own memories. A token fee of £1 is charged to cover the cost of hiring the room.
Meeting of Ketton History Group – 18 Jan 2018
At the 18th January 2018 meeting of the Ketton History Group there was discussions on creating a series of pamphlets on certain aspects of village history.
The conclusion reached was that four subjects would be researched before March meeting.
1. Lost Trades and Business's.
2. Village Feast.
3. Village Organizations.
4. Toll Roads.
There was also a general discussion on village history and aspects of changing name of hostelries where the new name often lost the original historical reference. Examples included The Coach House at South Luffenham which was originally the Half Way House, indicating its position between two points;The Wicked Witch at Ryhall which was originally the Mill Stone, indicating that a water Mill stood nearby. There are many similar name changes in the area
Next Meeting is at 7.00 pm 13 March 2017 at the Parish Office.
WW1 exhibition in Ketton Library
Rutland in the First World War exhibition opens at Ketton Library on 8th March until 1st April. It honours and remembers some of the local men who fought and died in the conflict and also features original artefacts including First World War souvenirs, postcards and trench art.Meeting reports