Welcome to the History of Netherthong

Towngate over the years
3 views of Towngate spanning a century


Welcome to the History of Netherthong. It is just the place to come if you want to trace family names or church, music , pubs or sporting activities, Just type the key word in the top right hand corner and press search. You should then get a list of any of the chapters where that name etc appears. You will need to scroll through the chapter to find the details.


There are at present over 80 chapters  and they include , in no particular order;  Origins of Netherthong  : Local Board and District Council : All Saint’s Church  : Deanhouse Workhouse 1861-1968  : Schooling  : Maps  : Boer War and WW1  : WW2  : Music & Entertainment  : Co-operative Society : Gardeners Friendly Society  : Public Houses and Inns  : Football  : Sporting Activities  : Crime and Punishment  :  Shops and Stores  :  Wesleyan Church  : Deaths of local inhabitants  :  Mr. T. Dyson – lantern slide entertainer  : Working Men’s Club  : National census 1841, 1861,1871,1891 : and also “Odds and Bods” where anything that doen’t fit into the other chapters ends up. More and more  of the chapters have increased considerably in length as additional  information became available and, to prevent them from becoming too long and unwieldy, I have split many of them into sub- chapters. Examples of these are Crime and Punishment, Deanhouse Hospital., Deaths, Odds and Sods.  As 2018 was the centenary of the end of WW1 , the chapters detailing the soldiers  who gave their lives and those who fought and survived are very special.


  If you are reading this and have any  information , photographs, ephemera or  comments please contact me.  Also feel free to link to us (please use “History of Netherthong” in the link title), and we are happy to link to other sites carrying content that would be relevant to our visitors.  Just drop us a note in the comments section.

The History of Netherthong team- this web site would never have come about by my own  efforts and great credit must be given to one of my sons for its design and maintenance ..

This is also the appropriate place to thank all the people, many from the village, who have so kindly assisted me with information, photographs, ephemera and advice and most importantly  encouraged me in my efforts.

 I have included a number of photographs which did not appear to be ” home produced ” and have excercised due diligence in trying to trace their owners without any success.