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Peterborough Bridges

Peterborough Bridges

At the well attended October meeting of the Society,  Out speaker for the evening was Mr Brian Keegan, an ex-Civil Engineer who worked in Peterborough, the subject of his talk was about the Bridges of Peterborough. His interesting, comprehensive talk covered the origins, history, use and construction of bridges in the area.  He began with a […]

Parks and Garden

Parks and Garden

September  12th. and the Local History Society convened it monthly meetings back in the Community hall of St Marks Church for the commencement of the winter program of meetings. W opened this seasons meeting  to a packed hall.  The three Summer Historical outside visits  have again been very successful and interesting. All were fully booked.  […]

2019 Summer visit. An August Elton Village Walkabout

2019 Summer visit. An August Elton Village Walkabout

By Annette Martin. We arrived at Elton church on a beautiful summer evening to meet our host Jane Brown who gave us an interesting talk about the history of the church and Elton.  The stained glass windows in the church are beautiful and very detailed – they were made by 4 of the most important glass […]

2019 Summer Visit to Huntingdon Town Hall and the Cromwell Museum

2019 Summer Visit to Huntingdon Town Hall and the Cromwell Museum

By Peter Clarkson. Huntingdon was the destination for the second outdoor visit of 2019 on our usual Thursday evening. The visit was hosted by Stuart Orme and commenced with a tour of Huntingdon Town Hall. We learnt that the town hall was rebuilt in the 18th century and replaced an earlier medieval building that was […]

A 2019 Summer Visit to The Peterborough School

A 2019 Summer Visit to The Peterborough School

By Peter Clarkson Peterborough Local History Society’s first outdoor visit of 2019 was made on the very unseasonal cool and soggy evening of 8th June to the Peterborough School formerly known as Westwood House School after the name of the building in which it was established.      However, the welcome that we received was […]

Spalding Gentleman’s Society

Spalding Gentleman’s Society

At our May meeting on May 9th, Tom Grimes, the newly installed President of the Spalding Gentleman’s Society gave the meeting a fascinating insight into this ancient Spalding Society. Its conception began 300 years ago, when, in 1710 a Spalding born London Lawyer, Maurice Johnson, of Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding, invited a group of eminent […]

2019 Charity Event

2019 Charity Event

April 24th In the Cathedral’s Knights Chamber. By Julie Nicholson The Society’s annual fund-raising event on 24th April was completely sold out, with people eager to share what the afternoon had in store.   Proceedings commenced with one of the Society’s Committee members, Rita McKenzie, presenting “Peculiar to Peterborough” – a look at what makes […]

The Gas Pipe Cavalry – AKA The Huntingdon Cyclist Battalion

The Gas Pipe Cavalry – AKA The Huntingdon Cyclist Battalion

April 11th 2019 Another full Hall for the April meeting. Tonight, Martyn Smith was our speaker, his subject, The Huntingdon Cycle Battalion. Martyn has researched, in depth, the formation and the history of this local World War 1 Battalion. His talk was a fascinating insight into the lives, action and often injury and death of […]

Peterborough, Care of the Sick for 2000 Years

Peterborough, Care of the Sick for 2000 Years

March has commenced true to form, producing some very wild, gusty, windy weather but this hadn’t  deterred the members from attending the evenings meeting.  Stephen Perry one of our foundation members and Local Historian was to give a talk about the medical care and hospital provision to the people of Peterborough through the centuries. It […]

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