Gates Memorial – Market Place c1909

The Peterborough Local History Society was formed in 1991 to provide anyone interested in local history with an opportunity to hear from others their own specialist subjects, and to encourage an inter-change of ideas and opinions on all matters relating to local history.

The Society is not intended to be a formal or learned institution, which does tend to preclude the interest of a large proportion of the public.  Its aim is to be friendly, and at the same time to provide a platform for anyone who wishes to tell others of their research and an opportunity to develop interests in new areas of research.

If it has happened in Peterborough then it is of interest to the Society and its Members!

Everyone is welcome to attend the Society meetings at St. Mark’s Church Hall, 82 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2SN. Meetings commence at 7.30 p.m. where for a fee of £2 anyone can come along. If you wish to become a member the fee is £7 per person.

All members receive a Society Magazine, published in March and October with local content as part of their fees, while non-members may purchase them at £1.50.

The Society meets on the second Thursday of each month with outdoor visits in June, July & August.

In March it holds an annual film night in aid of the Mayor’s Charities, when the programme includes items of local interest. The overall aim of the Society is to enjoy the history of Peterborough.