Category: General

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 in March when Dr Colin Prosser gave us an insight into the building materials used to build Peterborough, especially the use of the relatively unknown Alwalton Marble, much has happened and […]

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 the next two meetings due to be held at St Marks Church Hall on April 9th and May 14th. The Charity Event due to be held in the Knights Chamber in […]

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 Prosser the Principal Geologist for Natural England.  His subject was the building materials used in building the City and surrounding area. The Buildings of Peterborough City and the surrounding villages until […]

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 – Peterborough Local History Society@discoveringlocalhistory

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 and gave preliminary information about the April charity meeting at the Cathedral. Posters and tickets for the event will be available next month. David D’Arcy, the present owner of the JW […]

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 of the  Pre-Christmas sales and the all-important British Election Day. Attendance wasn’t as high as usual which was a little disappointing as the evening’s entertainment was a unique and quirky performance […]

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 the evenings’ speaker was introduced. Member, John Dewis, had researched and produced an interesting and informative talk about some of the influential but not so well known People born and associated with […]

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 […]

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 West of Oakham on the A605. A notable inhabitants, Simon Langham, a 14th century Monk became Archbishop of Canterbury. The meeting is a ticketed event and  hosted by the Langham History […]

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