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Charity Event

Charity Event

Great news, after a gap of three years our annual charity event is returning. Please support us and add the date to your diary. April 25th 2pm at St. Andrews United Reform Church. The Charity chosen to for this year is Little Miracles. A Charity that supports children and their families with life limiting conditions.

Finding Collyweston Palace

Finding Collyweston Palace Lady Margaret Beaufort

The January 2024 meeting of the Peterborough Local History Society was, as usual, well attended. Our speaker for the evening was the Chairman of the Collyweston Historical & Preservation Society, Chris Close, Chris became a reluctant historian after making a promise to a relative to keep the Collyweston’s Historical Society going ‘No matter What’. Chris […]

AGM and a Local Hero

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.

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

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 […]

Join us in September

Join us in September

After four successful summer visits in the wider community, September sees the society back at St Andrews United Reform Church in Netherton, Peterborough. The topic for the evening is Peterborough Dwellings – a visual trip around our city, looking at places people have called home. By Trevor Pearce, Society Chairman and Peterborian Visitors are very […]

The Puzzle of the Hedda Stone.

The Puzzle of the Hedda Stone.

The evening of May 11th the last monthly meeting before the three annual Summer visits was a particularly wet evening but, despite the weather, the meeting was well attended. We welcomed some guests from the Cathedral congregation to the meeting.  The evening’s speakers were Dr Jackie Hall, the Peterborough Cathedral archaeologist and Teresa Porciani who […]

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