Category: Monthly Meeting

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 our usual meeting have now been on hold since March and new innovative ways have been used to keep in touch with members. Our Chairman and Secretary, Trevor and Julie have […]

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 meetings have had to be postponed as was the September meeting. Our Chairman, Trevor and Secretary Julie worked hard researching and writing an article each month on a Peterborough related history […]

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 weather, our meeting was well attended. Our speaker for the evening was Ken Otter and the subject was the Stamford Canal, the first post-Roman British canal.    The pre-railway system of transporting […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 for January was well attended with a full hall and several potential new members were welcomed. There were a few notices to be announced before the evening’s speaker was announced.  Our […]

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