The History group was formed in October, 1983 with the following aims:

1)To research, collate and preserve information relating to the history of the village and its people

2)To publish a book or books on Pilton history

3)To generate interest in and help preserve Pilton’s history.

The group has collected an archive of material relating to the village which is kept in the Village Hall.

All meetings will be held at the Village Hall, starting 7.30 unless otherwise stated

The current officers of the Pilton Village History Group are

Chairman John Fletcher

Secretary Richard Raynsford 01749 890418 

Treasurer Christine King

Archivists Maureen Tofts and Celia Clarke


PVHG has produced the following publications;

  • A Walk through Pilton’s Past 1988
  • Pilton Parish Room Centenary 100 years in pictures 1993
  • Recollections of schooldays in Pilton between the Wars by Ernest George Darch 1998
  • Aspects of Pilton History by Keith Harlow 2008

You will be pleased to know that we have now received copies of Pilton Village History Group’s new publication, entitled “Pilton, Somerset – Lest We Forget”.

It is the story of the men from Pilton, or with close connections to Pilton, who sadly did not return from the two World Wars.

They will cost £9.00 for hardback, and £5.00 for softback.

Hardbacks are now available from Pilton Post Office (thanks Tracey),

and both hardbacks and paperbacks from Chris King via or 01749 890357

With huge thanks for all their work on the book, from all of us, to…

Scott Baldwin

Celia Clarke

Jenny de Gex

Maureen Tofts