The 2019 Summer Almanack Supplement issued, see the Publications Tab for more details or click on the picture the left to read/download a copy
HUNTINGDONDONSHIRE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY – VISIT TO RAF WYTON PATHFINDER MUSEUM CANCELLED
It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that the planned visit to the RAF Wyton Pathfinders Museum which was to be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 9th July has been cancelled.
The Museum is putting on a small display of some of their artefacts on Saturday 13 July in All Saints Church Huntingdon. Whilst this is not a full display of all the Museum’s artefacts, they will be showing a number of the instruments and equipment from some of the Pathfinder aircraft that operated from RAF Wyton and other pathfinder bases in this region.
For a copy of the Summer 2018 Almanack click on the picture of the Almanack below. Please click on BOOKINGFORM for a copy of the excursions booking form.
Here are the answers to the quiz, ‘How Well Do You Know Huntingdonshire’ that was in the January 2019 Almanack:
Where might you find these? What are they?
Picture 1: You can find this in Ramsey Abbey, its a ceiling boss that is on the floor in the Gate House.
Picture 2: A Station of the Cross in the grounds of LIttle Gidding Church
Picture 3: Milepost at Green End, Great Stukeley
John Ferrar of LIttle Gidding (by D. R. Ransome)
In 2000 Records of Huntingdonshire (Vol.3, No.8, 2000), the Journal of the Huntingdonshire Local History Society, included an article about John Ferrar of Little Gidding by D. R. Ransome. The article has been updated, notes by the author and also supplementary notes were added to this digital copy. The Society is pleased to be able to republish this article with the kind permission of the author D. R. Ransome.
‘For a century and a quarter Little Gidding was the home of the Ferrar’s. When they came there in 1625 the family consisted of the old Mrs Ferrar, her married daughter Susanna and her family, and two of Mrs Ferrar’s sons. The younger was Nicholas, who is famous, but the elder, John, is undeservedly less well known. This article is an attempt to redress the balance and tell something of John’s life.
His parents were a formidable pair. His father was born in 1544 or 1545 at Hertford, the son of a draper who died when Nicholas was 12 or 13. ………….’
To read the article click on the picture above.
The Note for Applicants wanting to submit an application for a Goodliff Award have been updated. Please see Goodliff Awards pages for further details
2019 introduces an extra newsletter that our secretary Mike Dudley has produced. The supplemental Almanack is a personal initiative by Mike to improve communication across the society and also to be an advertisement for our activities beyond. To read or download a copy please click [here].
Please give us feedback on what you think about it. As usual, printed copies will be available at the meeting, so if printing one is difficult, do remember to pick one up, or to do so for some friend who might be interested in the society’s meetings.
Remember too, that back issues of the Almanack including that for Autumn giving details of meetings until May can always be found in the Publications tab
The 2018 Goodliff Awards were presented on 15th November 2018 to recipients at a reception in the Assembly Room of Huntingdon Town Hall. For details click on the picture below:
A Detailed and New Look at Needingworth
Our first meeting and lecture for 2019 is a talk by Peter Cooper on his work of researching the village of Needingworth. Peter is the recipient of a Goodliff Award in 2018 for this work.
Come along to the Methodist Church, Huntingdon and hear all about how Peter researched and collected historical and geographical information about people, buildings, events, documents, etc., and presenting this cartographically with the application of digital technology.
This is a new and innovative way of presenting valuable data about the life and makeup of village life. Join in with helping Peter update and enhance the information he has about this village and help him to build up his database for other villages and towns in Huntingdonshire.