The Thurlows

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The latest Village Link newsletter is now available to download. Click the following link for the most recent newsletter or visit the Village Link page for a full list.

December Village Link


Memories of Thurlow

From Julian Jones:

A few weeks ago I published my 3rd great grandmother's memoir on Smashwords.

Here is the link:

40% is free. In that 40% Madelina Fobres Mitchell (nee Smith) writes about being born at Thurlow Hall and part of her family's life there. 

I would be thrilled to know Madelina's story reached her home town.  


The Village Link

The Village Link magazine is distributed monthly across Great and Little Thurlow and Great Wratting and is downloadable from The Village Link page

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Walks round the Thurlows

These can be accesed on the Walks Page or purchased from the Village store


My Childhood Memories of Thurlow

A memoir of growing up in the Thurlows in the years before and during the second world war, including many reminiscences of the working life of the villages and the onset of war.


History of Great and Little Thurlow

A short history of the two villages from Roman times to the present day, describing the historic buildings, the churches, and some notable families and village characters.


The Thurlows 2010

This publication highlights the rich variety of local history reaching back well before the Romans came, and provides a vivid illustration of the changes that have taken place in education, employment and society.


Little Thurlow 2000

A volume to celebrate the Millennium in the village, including essays on village life and history, interviews with the current householders and a photo-archive in full colour of all the houses in the village.

The Thurlows on CD

A selection of some 200 historic photos of the villages in past times, with many wonderful images of the villagers at work, school and play.


All publications (with the exception of Little Thurlow 2000) are available from Molly Hawkins, Tel: 01440 783259, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Historic postcards of village scenes are also available from Molly Hawkins.

For more on Local History, contact Iris Eley, Telephone: 01440 783534

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