Discover more about the history of the city and surrounding areas…

Peterborough Local History Society was formed in 1991 by a group of individuals who believed that the city needed an association where people could come together to share and enjoy the history of this area. Since then we have grown to a Society with around 75 members who meet once every month. Some of our members are researchers, delving into specific avenues of history; some are authors of local books; whilst the majority just want to come along and learn from our various speakers.

Latest Posts

AGM and a Local Hero

The  well attended November meeting of the Local History Society at St Andrews Church began with the society’s AGM. The formal meeting went swiftly and smoothly, chaired by the Society’s Chairman, Trevor. This was  followed by a talk from one of our members, John Dewis, entitled  ‘A Local Hero’ John gave an interesting and comprehensive […]

The Steam Bus Era.

Thomas Clarkson Steam Bus Pioneer.  The October meeting of the Local History Society convened in St Andrew’s Church at 7.30pm and was well attended as usual. Announcements over, the Chair, Trevor, introduced the evening’s speaker – Mr Russell Bulley, C.Eng B.Eng MIET. His subject was Thomas Clarkson – born in 1864, in Chelmsford, Essex. Mr […]

Peterborough Dwellings September 2023

For our September meeting, we were promised a visual trip around our city, looking at places people have called home and that’s certainly what we had! It was the first meeting back indoors for our autumn/winter session, following our very successful summer visits. Our chairman, Trevor Pearce, was born in our fine city and is […]


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Monthly Events

A varied range of monthly speakers and topics exploring the local history of our area and beyond

The Knights Chamber above the archway

Charity Events

A charity Event for 2024 is in the planning stage. Watch this space


Heritage Festival

There are no Plans for a Heritage Festival during 2024 the present time.

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