PROGRAMME OF TALKS
7.30 pm start on night
Members ~ Free
Visitors ~ £5 per talk
Children ~ Free
Annual Membership ~ £20
Joint Family Membership ~ £35
(Our year runs September ~ June)
If you want to join please contact the Treasurer, Eric Nash, on any talk night or the Secretary, Richard Storey using the Contact Page
SEPTEMBER 6 - 2023
TRANSPORTATION OF CRIMINALS IN HUNTINGDONSHIRE
Annie received a Goodliffe Award in 2022 to research and document information and records of Huntingdonshire convicts that were sentenced to deportation. The records will be lodged in the Huntingdonshire Archives once completed.
5-9 CHURCH STREET
Brendan talks about the renovation of one of Buckden’s historic houses.
THE HISTORY OF LOCAL SPORT
Nigel talks on the history of local sport focusing primarily on the 19th century.
DID CROMWELL REALLY CANCEL CHRISTMAS?
Stuart reveals the fascinating story behind the myth of how the festive season was outlawed in the 1640s.
JANUARY 3 2024
BUCKDEN PALACE AND TOWERS
A history of the Bishops of Lincoln’s Palace, Buckden’s most iconic group of buildings, from the 15th century to date, using some previously unseen documents and illustrations.
IF YOU CAN BE ANYONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF WHO WOULD YOU BE?!
We wait with anticipation!
THE ADMIRAL, THE RECTOR AND LONG JOHN SILVER
David recounts tales from Bedfordshire Churches
MALTA IN WW2
Linda looks at the period leading up to the award of the George Cross, with eyewitness accounts by those who were children at the time.
ST NEOTS IN THE TIME OF JANE AUSTEN
Liz reveals the fascinating Regency period 1811 – 20, through the lives of local people. Discover local links with the battle of Waterloo, the assassination of a British Prime Minister, the struggle against the international slave trade and the story of the Eynesbury Giant
AGM AND COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG