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.

Society Committee Meeting @ Huntingdon Library and Archives - Meeting Room 1
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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

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

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


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