This is the history of the place where we live our lives.
This history of Grovehill starts with the land
The landscape and climate change
People arrive and very gradually over millennia
They start to change the small areas of the landscape
But some of the land remains the same
Then more people arrive who challenge this slow pace
They start to change larger areas of the landscape
But still, some of the land remains the same.
Now severely challenged
I am told
I was born in this farmhouse, it was my home.
My family has lived on this land for generations.
What about those people who owned and harvested this land,
Those who lost their homes and livelihoods
when the new houses came?
Please remember our sacrifice, reluctantly made
Now strangers now arrive from the wider world
Seeking a life free from fear
Seeking good employment opportunities
Wanting to learn new skills and trades
Seeking affordable homes to rent or buy
These all need people to provide the services that a New Town requires, government, the law, health care and education
The place we know as Grovehill has become our home.
Does Grovehill have a history?
Yes, Grovehill has a very rich history and we are still writing it.