Future Events

We hope you will find the lectures varied and interesting, and that we shall see you regularly at meetings. Do bring along your friends. There is no formal charge for non-members, but we do invite them to make a donation of £3.00.

Jul
4
Tue
Society Committee Meeting @ Huntingdon Library and Archives - Meeting Room 1
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jul
20
Thu
Visit to Leicester Cathedral, Richard III Centre and Museums @ Leicester
Jul 20 all-day

ALL DAY COACH EXCURSION, THURSDAY 20TH JULY TO LEICESTER (CATHEDRAL, RICHARD III CENTRE AND MUSEUMS)

We will arrive at the National Space Centre for a comfort stop and coffee only, and from there we will be conducted to the adjoining Abbey Pumping Station Museum for a guided visit. Attractions include the 1891 Beam Engines and displays of Leicester’s industrial heritage. We will continue to the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery with its collection of Picasso ceramics.

We aim to be back into the centre of Leicester by 1:15pm. A guided tour of the Richard III Visitor Centre has been booked for 3:00pm. Before or after this there will be the opportunity to take refreshment and to visit the Cathedral and adjacent 15th Century Guildhall (closes at 4:30pm)

The coach will depart Huntingdon Bus Station at 9:00am; leave Leicester 5:15pm and return to Huntingdon at approx. 7:00pm. Other pick up points (please indicate clearly on the booking form): Somersham (Dews) 8:25am, St Ives (Houghton Road) 8:40am, Hartford (Longstaff Way) 8:45am, Godmanchester (opposite Old Mill car park) 8:50am and Huntingdon (Millfield Park) 9:05am.

Costs £29.00

Please book by Monday 3rd July. Early booking would assist our planning

Aug
9
Wed
St Neots Town and Museum visit – Wednesday 9th August @ St Neots Town and Museum
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon, Wednesday 9th August – St Neots Town and Museum

In 2012 the Society assisted St Neots Museum in purchasing 68 Iron Age gold coins, (staters) found by a metal detectorist in the fields of Kimbolton in 2010. The exhibition has been restricted for insurance reasons but the coins will be on display this summer. The visit provides an opportunity to see the exhibition of the coins and the rest of the growing museum collection. After an initial view we shall depart for an approx. 90 minute long walk (at a gentle pace) of the town that has much of historical interest. We will be guided by one of the museum staff, stopping en-route at the parish church, praised in the revised Pevsner as  being the most uniform late medieval church in the country, having both interesting glass and monuments. On return there will be tea and a chance to look further round the Museum.

Meet at the Museum in New Street (well sign posted). Own Transport.

Allow 40 minutes from Huntingdon (A1/B1041). Tebbutts Road P&D car park recommended (turn left at the Baptist Church, or right at Pizza Hut if coming via B1043)

Cost £7.50 (includes tea with home-made cakes. Please book by Monday 31st July

Sep
12
Tue
Society Committee Meeting @ Huntingdon Library and Archives - Meeting Room 1
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sep
13
Wed
Strawberry Hill House and Little Stanmore Church visit @ Strawberry Hill House
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

All day coach excursion, Wednesday 13th September, Little Stanmore Church and Chandos Mausoleum, and Strawberry Hill House

This is a tour of two major sites associated with cultured society of 18th century London. The main visit is to Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham (http:www.strawberryhillhouse.ord.uk), the extraordinary gothic home of this famous literary and artistic observer of Georgian England. On route we will visit the contrasting Little Stanmore church, Edgeware, with its stunning baroque decoration; the church in which Handel’s Chandos Anthems were first performed. His patron the Duke of Chandos’ great house, Canons Park, stood close by but is long demolished. His mausoleum adjacent to the church survives and is being opened specially for our visit. At both there will be guided tours.

Please bring a picnic lunch to eat in the park at Strawberry Hill House. Refreshments before our tour will be provided but the café is small and this is the day the house is generally open to the public.

This is a joint excursion with Cambridgeshire Association for Local History. Cost is £35.00. Please book by Monday 28th August. Early booking strongly recommended

We will leave Huntingdon Bus Station at 9:00am and depart Twickenham at 4:30pm returning to Huntingdon at approx. 7:00pm. Other pick up points (indicate clearly on the booking form): Somersham (Dews) 8:25am, St Ives (Houghton Road) 8:40am, Hartford (Longstaff Way) 8:45am, Godmanchester (opposite Old Mill car park) 9:10am, Cambridge (Trumpington Park and Ride) 9:30am

Oct
12
Thu
President’s Lecture and Goodliff Awards 2017 (Provisional) @ Assembly Rooms, Huntingdon Town Hall
Oct 12 @ 7:15 pm – 10:15 pm

Further details to follow

Nov
9
Thu
Society Meeting and Lecture – Details to be Confirmed @ Huntingdon Methodist Church
Nov 9 @ 7:15 pm – 10:30 pm
Dec
14
Thu
Society Christmas Social @ Assembly Rooms, Huntingdon Town Hall
Dec 14 @ 7:15 pm – 10:30 pm

 

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