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Summer Visit

Summer Visit

Visit to Oundle School Chapel - 7 pm, Thursday 9th June Conducted tour of the chapel, which contains some of the most important and…

The Last Spring 2022 Meeting

The Last Spring 2022 Meeting

May 11th, a pleasent Spring evening and the last Spring meeting of 2022 for the Peterborough History Society and the last meeting to be…

May Meeting.

May Meeting.

Julie Murray, Marketing and Customer Care Director of Notcutts Ltd. will be our speaker. In the year that Notcutts is celebrating its 125th anniversary,…

Images of the City.

Images of the City.

The April meeting of the Peterborough Local History Society was very well attended and we were delighted to welcome fourteen visitors! David Lowndes shared…

Please Note-Important Changes of Date and Speaker.

Please Note-Important Changes of Date and Speaker.

Our April meeting will take place on Wednesday 20th April at 7.30 pm, at St Mark’s Church Hall, 82 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2SN.…

The Romans in the Nene Valley

The Romans in the Nene Valley

The March meeting of the History Society was quite a special event and was very well attended. Our speaker for the evening was none…

March Meeting Notice.

March Meeting Notice.

March Meeting. Roman archaeology of the Nene valley by Professor Stephen Upex Thursday 10th March, 7.30 pm, St Mark’s Church Hall, 82 Lincoln Road,…

The Role of a High Sheriff.

The Role of a High Sheriff.

The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, the Hon Mrs Amanda Lowther gave us an informative and entertaining talk on Thursday 10th February. She provided a…

The Millfield Lady Drapers

The Millfield Lady Drapers

January 13th and our first meeting of 2022. The meeting, now back in St Marks church hall, was well attended for such a dark…

January Meeting

January Meeting

Our January meeting will take place this coming Thursday evening (13th January) at 7.30pm, at St Mark’s Church Hall, 82 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1…

A New Year Approaches

A New Year Approaches

As we move forward to 2022 your Committee would like to wish all its members A Very Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

‘Ar yer orrite bor?’.

‘Ar yer orrite bor?’.

December, dark, damp nights, cheered by the bright colourful Christmas lights, decorating homes along our evening route to the History Society’s Christmas meeting.  Held…

AGM and Secret Peterborough

AGM and Secret Peterborough

Thursday evening, November 11th was the 30th AGM of the Peterborough Local History Society. Held at our alternative venue, the St Andrew’s United Reformed…

AGM

AGM

Peterborough History Society AGM this evening Thursday 11th November 7.30pm. At St Andrews Reform Church, Ledbury Road, Netherton. PE3 9RF. Car parking available at…

The Delaine

The Delaine

One Hundred and Thirty Years of The Delaine Buses of Bourne, Lincolnshire. Back to the dark nights of winter, on October 14th, this was…

October Meeting

October Meeting

Tomorrow evening, Thursday, Oct. 14th the History Society is holding its second indoor meeting since 2020. As last month the venue will be the…

Back in Business.

Back in Business.

Georgian Peterborough. On the evening of Thursday, September 23rd two weeks later than originally planned and after the stress of finding a new temporary…

Change to programme and venue

Change to programme and venue

To speak at our first indoor meeting of the Society since March 2020, we now have Stuart Orme, bringing us “Georgian Peterborough”. The Georgian…

Visit to the Spalding Gentleman’s Society

Visit to the Spalding Gentleman’s Society

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On the evening of August 11th, the second outside visit of 2021 took place. We travelled to the market town of Spalding, just 20…

We Meet Once More.

We Meet Once More.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 8th July 2021 - A Walk around Titchmarsh by Julie Nicholson.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1006116" img_size="large" add_caption="yes" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_column_text]We enjoyed the first face-to-face meeting of Peterborough Local…

Society in Lockdown

Society in Lockdown

Written by Julie Nicholson, Society Secretary. Boris says we can’t meet – oh no – what do we do? That was the question the…

Zooming in Spring

Zooming in Spring

April 2021, and still under the threat of this dreadful Pandemics and unable to hold meetings. However, on April 8th members of the Local…

A Virtual Christmas Social

A Virtual Christmas Social

Last night December 10th should have been the Society's Christmas Social, sadly with the continuing Covid restrictions, this year's event was another destined to…

Peterborough Archives Service

Peterborough Archives Service

Good news! Peterborough Archives Service is now open again to customers Search room opening and closing times have been adjusted to allow us to…

The History Society making History!

The History Society making History!

Making your Physical event Virtual Thanks to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic the Country has regressed to a second, slightly less restrictive lockdown. This meant…

October Covid update.

October Covid update.

Unfortunately, the Government rules have prevented our plans to look at re-starting monthly meetings. At this time last month, we were awaiting details of…

Meet Chris Porsz via Zoom

Meet Chris Porsz via Zoom

On the evening of Wednesday, the 16 September members of the Local History Society were treated to an unusual Lockdown meeting. Since March our…

September Meeting Update

September Meeting Update

One again most of the committee met this week in our usual way,  and we must have had a lot to discuss because we…

August Update

August Update

Hello All,  Well, the year 2020 will be a year of history that will not be forgotten in a hurry. Since our last meeting…

Covid 19

Covid 19

It is with great regret, following the Government health guideline regarding the worldwide outbreak of the virus Covid19 that the Society has now cancelled…

March 2020 – Building Peterborough

March 2020 – Building Peterborough

Thursday night despite the fears over the Corona Virus the meeting was well attended once again. Our speaker for the evening was Doctor Colin…

Charity Event 2020

Charity Event 2020

Illustrated talks by Peterborough Local History Society.                              (supporting Peterborough Cathedral)…

New Facebook Page

Hello, Peterborough Local History Buffs. The Society now has progressed to a page on Social Media To find us on Facebook go to -…

The Stamford Canal

The Stamford Canal

February 13th.  another  damp evening in a wet, stormy month. Post Storm Ciara and before Storm Denis was due to strike, and despite the…

The History of JW D’Arcy -Jewellers of Westgate

The History of JW D’Arcy -Jewellers of Westgate

The January 2020 meeting of the Society was, despite the wet cold night, very well attended. Our Chairman, Trevor, as usual, introduced the meeting…

2019 Christmas Social

2019 Christmas Social

The December Christmas Social meeting of the Society  fell on a cold wet, Thursday evening. It was followed a  hectic day with the flurry…

November AGM

November AGM

The November meeting is the month for the Society's AGM. This was well attended and the Business part of the meeting went smoothly and…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. …

Arise and be about your Business

Arise and be about your Business

 Februarys meeting on a relatively mild night for the time of the year was again well attended. Our speaker for the evening was Michael…

Milestones and Turnpikes…are we there yet?

Milestones and Turnpikes…are we there yet?

Wishing all our members a very Happy New Year and welcome to the first Local History Society meeting report of the year. The meeting…

A Winter Christmas Treat

A Winter Christmas Treat

After a series of successful alfresco meeting, in wonderful  Summer weather, our monthly meetings for the Autumn and Winter back in the St Marks Church Hall…

November, the Season of Fogs and Fireworks

November, the Season of Fogs and Fireworks

Once more our members gathered in the St Marks Church Hall for our November meeting and AGM. Despite the cold chill in the night…

Parson Latham Hospital, Oundle

Parson Latham Hospital, Oundle

Summer might be over, but the October Meeting of the Local History Society was well attended on an unseasonably warm evening. Our Speaker was…

Back Tracking Slightly to August

Back Tracking Slightly to August

A Space Oddity. Words and Photos by Julie Nicholson. Ok, so we weren’t quite in the orbit of “Ground Control to Major Tom” but,…

Peterborough Gang Shows

Peterborough Gang Shows

September 14th and the dark nights are back. The Peterborough Local History Society met in St Marks Church Hall for their first inside meeting…

A Visit to Oundle School

A Visit to Oundle School

July 12th. 2018 The Second Summer Visit. by Julie Nicholson. On a gloriously sunny evening in July, thirty-eight of our members enjoyed the second…

A Walk Around Langham

A Walk Around Langham

Our First Summer. June 14th 2018 Article and Photos by Julie Nicholson. Driving into the village of Langham, it became apparent that this was…

Next Meeting

Next Meeting

Thursday 14th June The first of three outside meetings. This evening is a Walk around Langham Village. is an historic Village 2 miles North…

Saint Marks Church

Saint Marks Church

May 10th 2018 With the advent of the first light evening meeting of the year and the attendance was good. Our speaker for the…

The 2018 Charity Event

The 2018 Charity Event

The 2018 Charity event was held  on April 25th in the beautifully restored historic Knights Chamber, part of the newly created Visitors and Learning…

Renovation and Restoration with Weston Homes

Renovation and Restoration with Weston Homes

Another cold damp evening. The attendance was down a little which was a shame as this  evenings talk was given by Bob Weston of…

Next Meeting – April 12th

Next Meeting – April 12th

New buildings from old. An exploration of the process of redeveloping historic buildings to modern Homes Formed in 1987, by Bob Weston, Weston Homes…

WadenhoeTrust – March Meeting

WadenhoeTrust – March Meeting

Good evening all. Our website is now back on line after an annoying Cyberattack I trust you are weathering this cold damp weather and…

Next Meeting – March 8th

Next Meeting – March 8th

Good Afternoon all. March has roared in with a snowy Artic blast. I hope you're all keeping warm and safe. Our March meeting is…

Peterborough’s Blue Plaques by Toby Wood from the Civic Society

Peterborough’s Blue Plaques by Toby Wood from the Civic Society

It’s the second Thursday in the month once more and despite the dark cold evening the turnout for our meeting is good. A welcome…

Next meeting February 8th

Next meeting February 8th

Well we're in February already and Spring is pushing in fast. Our meeting this month on the 8th at the usual time of 7.30…

January Meeting 2018

January Meeting 2018

On a dark, damp January evening, the first meeting in the New Year of the Local History Society was well attended with several new…

Join us for the Next Meeting

Join us for the Next Meeting

Wishing all our Members a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Just a quick reminder, the next meeting is this Thursday, the 11th January at…

December Christmas Social

December Christmas Social

The second Thursday in December can only mean the Local History Society’s annual Christmas social. The Last meeting of the year. An evening in…

Updating the Web Site

Updating the Web Site

November 15th. 2017 Good afternoon. I'm Monica and I will be attempting to keep our Web site updated and relevent. After a faltering start…

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