Summer Excursions 2018

This post is just to outline to members the planned excursions for this summer period. The full details and dates of the visits are still being finalised and will be published shortly in the next copy of the  Almanack and will be announced at the AGM on the 17th May. Outline of our visits are as follows:

May (evening) – visit to Alconbury Museum

June (half day) – visit to Westminster College, Cambridge

17th July – Coach trip to Gainsborough Old Hall, Clayworth Church, Stow and possibly tea at Elton

August – trip to visit March Railway Station and Museum

September – visit to Norris Museum and Pugins Little Gem St Ives

Treading the Boards of Georgian England

This is the last of our lectures for this winter period, come along to the Methodist Church in Huntingdon at 7:30pm on Thursday 12th April to hear Neil Wright talking about the history and development of theatre, particularly in the East of the country. For more details see our Events page. http://www.huntslhs.org.uk/?ai1ec_event=society-lecture-treading-the-boards-in-georgian-england-neil-wright

GOODLIFF AWARDS 2018

The window of opportunity for applying for a Goodliff Award for 2018 has now closed. The closing date for applications for this years awards was 31 March 2018.

Applicants who wish to apply for an award in 2019 can do so later in the year. We will announce when the application period is open. 

Almanack Autumn 2017 available

The ALMANACK, the Newsletter of the Huntingdonshire Local History Society, for the Autumn 2017 period has been published and is available.

Click on the picture on the left to read the Almanack

Copies of the current Almanack and previous copies can be accessed from the Publications Tab.

You can also find out what’s going on through our diary on the right of the page or by visiting the Future Events tab at the top of the page.

Christmas Social 2017 – New Date Thursday 7th December

This year the Christmas Social will be on the evening of Thursday 7th December in the Assembly Room of the Town Hall. We will be catering as last year but if anyone would like to contribute by providing snacks, cakes or mince pies please bring them along on the night but please let Rosemary Smith know. 

Almanack Summer 2017 available

The ALMANACK, the Newsletter of the Huntingdonshire Local History Society, for the Summer  2017 period has been published and is available.

Click on the picture on the left to access and download the Almanack

Copies of the current Almanack and previous copies can be accessed from the Publications Tab.

May Weekend 2017 – Exploring the Cotswolds

The Society weekend away for 2017 has been announced, we will be ‘Exploring the Cotswolds’ from  Friday 12th May to Monday 15th May 2017.

Day 1 we will visit Waddesdon Manor, a magnificent house in the style of a French chateau, and Compton Verney a Capability Brown landscaped park and an independent art gallery.

Day 2 in the morning we visit Burford village, a beautiful Cotswold town with an interesting connection to our own Oliver Cromwell and his treatment of his disgruntled soldiers and a group of Levellers. In the afternoon we visit Snowshill Manor, a unique house full of the extraordinary treasures collected by its owner Charles Wade

Day 3 we go back in time to the Romans at Chedworth Roman Villa, one of the grandest villas in the country. The afternoon we will be free to explore Cirencester.

Day 4 we start with a visit to Hidcote Gardens, one of our finest country gardens. In the afternoon we visit Broughton Castle, a fortified moated manor near to Banbury. Broughton was one of only 20 houses to be awarded five stars by Simon Jenkins in his book ‘England’s Best 1000 Houses.

For full details of the weekend please click on the following Exploring the Cotswolds 2017

A booking form can be downloaded by pressing [FORM] and printing the form.