Previous Events and Lectures

Previous Society Events and Lectures

This page is under construction and will contain information and articles about previous lectures and visits the Society has made.

2017 Lectures and Visits:

  • 12th January – evening lecture – Stained Glass in Huntingdonshire Churches. Revd Steven Day
  • 9 February – evening lecture – Hemingford Manor House. Diana Boston
  • 9 March – evening lecture – Railways in Mid Anglia. Tony Kirby
  • 6 April – evening lecture – Fen Drainage, the People who Drained the Fens. Dr Philip Saunders
  • 12 – 15 May – Society long weekend, exploring the Cotswolds.
  • 25 May – Society AGM
  • 15 June – A midsummer evening saunter around Elton
  • 20 July – Visit to Leicester Cathedral and the Richard III Centre
  • 9 August – Walk around St Neots and a visit to the Museum
  • 13 September – Visit to Little Stanmore Church and Strawberry Hill House
  • 12 October – Presidents Lecture and Goodliff Award Ceremony
  • 9 November- evening lecture John Berridge of Everton and the Evangelical Revival. Nigel Pibworth
  • 7 December – Society Christmas Social and Musical Evening – Huntingdon Town Hall Assembly Rooms

2016 Lectures and Visits:

  • 14th January – evening lecture, “Mammoths in the Great Ouse Valley”. Dr Chris Thomas
  • 11th February – evening lecture, “Roman Roads in Huntingdonshire and Peterborough: an aerial perspective”. Mr Rick Kelly.
  • 10th March – evening lecture, “Revising Pevsner” Dr Charles O’Brien
  • 23rd March – afternoon visit to Must Farm, Bronze Age site, archaeological excavation of one of the most important Bronze Age sites near Peterborough.
  • 14th April – evening lecture, “Religious Life in mid-Victorian Huntingdonshire”, Professor David Thompson
  • 13th May to 16th May, Society long weekend visiting “The Castles of Kent”.
  • 26th May – Society AGM and the chance to view the recently purchased 16th Century map of Little Gidding.
  • 7th June – visit to the Church of St Mary’s, Conington and the turf maze at Hilton.
  • 5th July – visit to Pepys House and Hinchingbrooke House.
  • 11th August – visit to Lincoln Castle and Cathedral.
  • 7th September – visit to Woburn Abbey and gardens.
  • 13th October – evening lecture “Excavation of the Spitfire at Holme Fen”, Anthony Haskins, archaeologist at Oxford Archaeology East.
  • 10th November – Goodliff Awards 2016 and President’s Lecture, “The four disasters that made London what it is today”, Dr Simon Thurley.
  • 8th December – Christmas Musical Evening and Social. An evening with the “Tapestry Singers” in the Assembly Room at Huntingdon Town Hall.

2015 Lectures and Visits:

  • 8th January – evening lecture, “The Lost Forests of Medieval Huntingdonshire”, Jason Peters
  • 12th February – evening lecture, “Parochial Tyranny? The Village Constable in 17th & 18th-century Huntingdonshire”, Dr Evelyn Lord.
  • 12th March – evening lecture, “The Huntingdonshire Manor and its Records”, Dr Philip Saunders.
  • 9th April – evening lecture, “The Secrets Behind your Front Door”, Melanie Backe-Hansen.
  • 8th May to 11th May, Society long weekend visiting Shropshire.
  • 21st May – Annual General Meeting in the Huntingdon Town Hall
  • 27th June – visit to the area ‘In and Around Kings Cross, London’.
  • 22nd July – visit to Castor House, a classic Queen Anne house and gardens
  • 20th August – visit to Ramsey Walled Garden, Mortuary Chapel and Rural Museum
  • 8th September – visit to Molesworth Church and Catworth
  • 15th October, 2015 President’s Address, Dr Simon Thurley, “The English Market Town, past, present and future”, and Goodliff Awards presentation.
  • 12th November – evening lecture, “450 Years of Education in Huntingdonshire”, Mr Peter Downes.
  • 7th December – Christmas Musical Evening and Social, an evening with Hinchingbrooke School Music Group in the Assembly Room at Huntingdon Town Hall.