SHG history

The Stonehouse History Group was founded in April 2008.
The idea of a history group in Stonehouse was first put forward by John and Myra Peters and Jim Dickson. A meeting was held on 16th April 2008 which was attended by about 20 local residents and a small committee was nominated to set up the group.

Our first committee meeting was held on 23rd April 2008, which led to the Stonehouse History Group’s first official meeting on 14th May 2008.  At this meeting the committee was elected, the aims and rules of the group were agreed and suggestions made for future events.  Jim Dickson’s presentation on the World War II pillboxes around the Stonehouse area was the first in the varied and interesting range of events that the group organised during our first year.

First Committee
Chair – John Peters
Vice-Chair –Kate Meyer
Secretary – Vicki Walker
Treasurers – Myra Peters/Carole Crisp
Publicity – Francis Wathan
Committee members – Jim Dickson, Shirley Dicker

Since then these members have served on the committee

Valerie Blick
David Bowker-Praed
Lin Collazo
Carol Crisp
Shirley Dicker

Jim Dickson
Ken and Linda Greenway
Jane Gulliford
Janet Hudson
Kate Meyer
John Peters
Myra Peters
Kate Quarry
Andrew Walker
Vicki Walker
Alex Walmsley
Francis Wathan

Darrell Webb
Richard White
Colin Wood

Website Working Group
Cresby Brown

Stonehouse History Group Committee May 2023

Chair – Jim Dickson
Vice Chair – Shirley Dicker
Secretary  – Vicki Walker
Treasurer – Andrew Walker
Committee members
David Bowker-Praed
Lin Collazo
Janet Hudson
Kate Quarry
Alex Walmsley


SHG committee May 2022

SHG Committee 2018

SHG committee 2016

SHG committee 2013