Lexden History Group


Lexden History Group Village Sign

Welcome to the website of the Lexden History Group.


In the nineteenth century Lexden was a small village on the outskirts of Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town. Now it is a seamless part of the town.


   The Lexden History Group started in 2006 after informal discussions amongst a few residents interested in local, family and house history. 


Compelling StoriesComelling Stories, Lexden, Colchester

Hot off the press our new  book “Compelling Stories from the Avenue of Remembrance” by Liz White can be purchased (£15 + p&p) from Lexden History Group by emailing your details to lexdenhistory@outlook.com. They will also be available at our Group meetings.  



 We aim to arrange an interesting programme of year round talks and summer walks and encourage a cross-flow of information to help members in their own researches.  We also plan to have a regular Group Project, looking at one particular aspect of Lexden’s past. Our next project is under consideration and should be finalised shortly.


   Membership of the group is not restricted to Lexden residents; anyone who has links with or who is interested in the area is warmly welcomed.


   Lexden History Group is a member of the British  Association for Local History.

For further information email: lexdenhistory@outlook.com


Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.45pm in St Leonard’s Church Hall, Lexden except August when there is no meeting. Entry £1 for members, £3 for non-members, refreshments included. Annual membership £15 for single person . £20 for a family living at the same address.