Pentagon History Society

The Pentagon Local History Society was founded in 1987 to encourage and develop an interest in local history for the communities of Elston and other surrounding villages and to promote and foster a general appreciation of history for its own sake.

Photo of the exterior of Elston Hall
Photo of the exterior of Old School House

The Society meets at 7.30 in Elston Village Hall on the fourth Wednesday of every month from September to April with guest speakers on a range of mainly local historical topics, though the subjects often range over a far wider field. From May to July, there are visits to places of historical interest close enough to be reached in the evening, those at greater distance being visited during the day. There is no meeting in August and the December meeting is an annual dinner when the guest speaker normally provides a quiz.

Photo of the interior of Elston Chapel
Photo of the exterior of Elston Windmill

Members pay an annual subscription of £5 plus an entrance charge of £2 to each talk (visitors £3), which also includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

All enquiries should be directed to the Secretary, David Cook, Tel. 01636 525664 e-mail:
The Chairman is Michael Ross Sergeant, Tel : 01636 525078 e-mail :

Further information and the annual programme of talks are available on our website via the following link or by Googling ‘Pentagon Local History Society.’

Online resources

Drawing taken from the History Project

Elston Heritage Project

Elston Heritage Project The Domesday Book of 1086 is the first record that mentions the village by name, where it ...