Visit to The National Memorial Arboretum @ National Memorial Arboretum
Oct 20 all-day


The Huntingdon Branch of the Halton Apprentices Association, in conjunction with the Huntingdonshire Local History Society, is organising a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday 20th October 2016.

The cost of the coach, land train guided tour of the Arboretum and Cream Tea afterwards will be £36 per head.

If you would like to go on the visit please download and complete the attached booking form (Arboretum Visit Booking Form)  and return it to Rosemary Smith, address on the form, along with your cheque, made payable to Mr John Horan.

If you are interested in going and want further information please contact Rosemary Smith for more details.

The Life of Miles Jeffrey Day – Poet and Flying Ace @ St Ives Corn Exchange
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The St Ives Town Team presents an evening to celebrate the life of Miles Jeffrey Day (1896 – 1918). Huntingdonshire’s remarkable First World War Poet and Flying Ace. The Corn Exchange Saturday 10th March 2018 at 7:30 pm.


Presented by poet Andrea Porter with readings by Robert Lloyd Parry.

  • Features Day’s childhood in Rheola, education, training and combat leading to his death over the Belgium coast in 1918
  • Readings, correspondence, fascinating archive films and photographs

Tickets are £15 from the Corn Exchange or at

Production in association with the Norris Museum and sponsored by Leeds Day Solicitors



Society Excursion – Southwell Minster and Corby Glen Church
Aug 17 all-day



An opportunity to join in with the annual Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust led excursion to a great church, which benefits from the expert commentary and guidance of Revd. Lynne Broughton. Lunchtime opportunity to explore Southwell.


On the way back we will visit the church at Corby Glen where we will have the opportunity for a cup of tea there. 






Further information see separate booking form and information sheet, to access please click on [BOOKING FORM]

Book by Saturday 1st June. Please note early deadline


Society Excursion -Wingfield College and Eye Church
Sep 13 all-day

This will be a coach excursion, joint with Cambridge Association for Local History (CALH) and Cambridge Antiquarian Society (CAS), visiting Eye Church and Wingfield College (house and church).

SS. Peter and Paul Eye is one of those astonishing late medieval churches that seems to have everything: one of the finest rood screens in the region, a fan vault in the tower, a wealth of monuments, a sanctuary by Ninian Comper, a recently restored organ. We shall arrive shortly after their regular Friday service and be able to join for coffee. After looking round we are free to explore the market town, perhaps mount the castle motte, and find lunch in one of several eateries.

At 1:30pm we reassemble for the short trip onward to Wingfield College. The Palladian lines of this private house conceal a medieval manor, remodelled as a charity college by Sir John Wingfield in 1362, ‘a maze of medieval woodwork, every inch of which is intriguing’ (Jenkins). The visit includes the parish church, where Sir John is buried, but whose glory is the fabulous tombs of the de la Pole Dukes of Suffolk, and concludes with tea and cake.

Leave Huntingdon Bus Station 9:30am,: depart Wingfield 4:40pm, return c6:30pm.This is a joint excursion with Cambridgeshire Association for Local History. Early booking is strongly recommended. 

Other pick up points (indicate clearly on the form): Somersham (Dews) 8:55am, St Ives (Houghton Road) 9:15am, Hartford (Longstaff Way) 9:25am, Godmanchester (Bridge Place Car Park) 9:35am, Cambridge (Milton Park and Ride) 10:15am.

The cost will be approximately £34 per head. Book by Saturday 31 August, Maximum 40 people.