Our first exhibition was held in 1998, to launch the Group, in St Mary’s Church.


 In May 2005 we organised a Local History Forum, inviting other nearby history groups to provide a display and a short account of their activities.  Eleven groups attended, and heard a talk on local Sixteenth and Seventeenth century wills by Gren Hatton.

The history of the parish of Barby in Northamptonshire

Barby Local History Group


Exhibitions and Events

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In 2005, on Remembrance Day, we staged

Back to the Forties.  This was a multi-faceted event, which filled the Village Hall with period memorabilia and recalled, not only the restrictions and ration books of the times, but also the fun and festivities of that era.  This exhibition won a Heritage Award in 2006, in the Special Event category.

Made in Barby was an exhibition of craftwork made by Barby residents.  There was a wide range of skills on display, showing items as different as a model train and a fully furnished doll’s house.


 In March 2011, we celebrated Barby families and their homes.  Who Do You Think They Were? was a very popular exhibition at which a lot of information was exchanged between visitors and Group members.



Each of our book launches has been accompanied by an appropriate exhibition, and, in June 2012, we contributed to Barby’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations with an exhibition of Barby over the last 60 years. 

We also have photographic records of our exhibitions.

Our most recent exhibition We Will Remember Them was held in May 2104 and profiled the men of Barby who took part in WW1, where they fought and the losses endured by Barby and the surrounding villages