In 1987 a group of Villagers came together and discussed the formation of a Village History group. It was decided that a society should be formed which not only recorded the history of the village but also encouraged interest in local history and topical subjects. Hence the name Past and Present.
The Society has an annual programme (see below), to which everyone is invited.
Meetings take place in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month.
The annual subscription is £12 or pay £3 for each meeting. Outings are also arranged.
The Society holds an extensive range of Village History Archives. These will be moved to the Village Hall and sections will be displayed at various village events.
We are hoping to start publishing extracts in the Tostock Chronicle in the near future.
For further information about the Society or access to the Tostock Archives please contact:
Anthony Scully (Chairman) 01359 270482
Programme for winter/spring 2020
4th February - AGM plus John Parnum, Great British Engineers. John will bring and fire up a live steam working model of an industrial Scene.
3rd March - Will Lord, Prehistoric Man Brought to Life: The 21st Century Cave Man in Our Time.
Saturday 7th March - Doug Patterson, The Mughal Cascade & Conservatory. Presented in conjunction with the Village Hall Management Committee.
7th April – SARS: Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.