Elston events and activities

elston village7 All local services and events are advertised in the monthly Parish Magazine, Octave 

There is an annual subscription of £3.00 to have this delivered to your door (contact Christine Hanby at 4 Elston Hall or e-mail octave@chhanby.net to arrange delivery). 

Parish Council notices are displayed on the notice board in the corner of the Churchyard facing Top Street.

Tracing ancestors

Residents in Elston are being asked through the parish council and the Heritage Group  if they can help a New Zealand woman  trying to trace her ancestors in the village  from the late 1700s.

Cathy Senescall is to make her first visit to England in September and is hoping to be able to find the burial places and addresses of her ancestors.  “I would dearly love to find out as much about them as possible,” she says.

Mrs Senescall is particularly looking for people with the surname Scarborough, and has been able to look in records and find some with Elston connection, dating back to 1724 when John Scarborough was born in the village and who died before October 29 1788.   Another man of the same name is known to have died in Elston in November 1826 and a third John Scarborough born in the village in 1789 died on February 1 1836.

Two other men born in Elston with the name Scarborough were Thomas, born in 1796 and died in 1878 and George, born on 1838 and died in 1870 in Teversal, are also thought to be relatives.

Mrs Senescall, who can be contracted by email on senescall@extra.co.nz says she cannot wait to make her visit. “I have only ever been out of New Zealand to go to Australia and the Cook Islands. This is going to be such an historical journey for me.”

Contact us

Bertie Pinchera
07850 955537

Peter Clark
07973 389617
(Planning Related Enquiries)

L Ogilvie
Interim Clerk to Elston Parish Council


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