The main purpose of this site is to arouse an interest
Village history is the real history of England, since
Each man took an active part in the government of
Their reports were read and passed at the annual Vestry meeting, usually held in the parish
church and attended by the inhabitants, who had the right to query any item.
Village histories, although having a common basis, differ widely
in character and personalities.
Our forefathers in Palterton were mostly agricultural|
labourers and associated trades.
They were mostly poor, uneducated: yet through their
The people of Palterton in yesteryear, for all their lack of education, had a 'culture' of their own:
unlike the present generation who for all their media, have hardly begun to acquire one.
The result is that a large and growing section of the village is more or less consciously
touch with the village traditions of Palterton. Newcomers have mostly no knowledge
of these traditions and show little desire to be part of the village life.
The need for forging links between the past and present has
never been more obvious than at the present time.
Country Life in Palterton
Created 2 December 2001
Last updated: 1 February 2004