Willand History Group was formed in 2001 with the objectives of studying the history of our parish and its surrounding area, collecting and preserving archive material, and disseminating information through meetings, publications and other activities. It is a small and informal group that currently meets ‘as required’ at Village Hall to discuss ongoing projects, bring along new archive material and catch up on village gossip! Members are encouraged to pursue their own research and interests or to join in with group activities, as they wish. Annual exhibitions are held based on ongoing research and Willand’s archive material; recent themes have included the First World War, family history, farming and artefacts unearthed by a local metal detectorist. The annual membership fee is £5.00.