humtingdon-imagesThe Society was founded in 1957 to promote interest in the local history of Huntingdonshire and throughout the year provides a programme of lectures, events, excursions and publications.

winterLectures: The Society organises lectures on a monthly basis throughout the winter months. Lectures are generally linked to Huntingdonshire history with subjects that range from archaeology to aviation.
Excursions: To places of historical interest are organised during the summer. Local places of interest are covered by evening or half day trips, those further afield by full –day coach trips. A full weekend excursion is organised in May.
eventsEvents: Each year a Christmas Social is held, usually  in the splendid setting of the Assembly Room of Huntingdon Town Hall.
publicationsPublications: Our journal, Records of Huntingdonshire, contains short articles of high quality on all aspects of Huntingdonshire History.

Covid-19 Update for Society Activities

In light of the recent events and the ongoing Government responses to Covid-19, we feel that it was best that we move all our talks and events online using the medium of Zoom Meeting Rooms. Details can be found in the Future Events tab at the top of this page or in the diary of events at the right of the page. We will continue to monitor Government advice and we hope to be able to resume our lecture programme in the Methodist Church in Huntingdon sometime in Autumn 2021. Everyone’s health and wellbeing is of the upmost importance and with the current spread of Covid-19, we feel that supporting the notion of social distancing to slow down the spread of Coronavirus is the most responsible action HLHS can take.

Our Summer excursion programme was sadly cancelled for 2020 and we had to conclude weekend excursion in May 2021 could not go ahead. Similarly, our excursion programme for the Summer 2021 period had to be curtailed as the Government considers the plans for coming out of lockdown. There may be possibilities to organise some local village walks and visits to historic churches for late June – September. Plans are being sketched out and we will notify members when those plans become a bit firmer. As soon as we have more details about possible excursions we will post updates on the website. 

We will keep all of our members and affiliated societies up to date with Society news, lectures and events via email, with additional information on our website and on social media. In the meantime, we wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming our members again at a safer time.