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WHAT'S NEW?

Below are links to new sections in the BLHS website

RENOVATION OF 5-9 CHURCH STREET

Read and see the hard work and skill in Brendan and Emma Henry's renovation of 5-9 Church Street.

PEPYS HOUSE

A group of History Society members visited Pepys House in Brampton on 5th July 2023. They were shown around the house by Paul Gray, chairman of the Samuel Pepys Trust.

LOCAL HISTORICAL WOODLANDS

All that remains locally of the vast forest that covered the whole of Huntingdonshire are Brampton and Diddington Woods.  Buckden Wood remains in name only.

ST MARY'S CHURCH

Read Barry Jobling's guide to St Mary's Church written in 2022

ROC VISUAL OBSERVATION AND NUCLEAR MONITORING POST

John Shere gives a fascinating insight into a historical Cold War listed building on the edge of the village.

HOUGHTON MEDIEVAL VILLAGE

The deserted medieval village of Houghton, just west of Brampton, was rediscovered during the A14 archaeological excavations. Learn all about it here

A14 ARCHAEOLOGY

Find details on the new A14 Archaeology Heritage Centre and links to other sites

WATKINS' POST OFFICE MAILBOX

Bridgit Hale gives a brief history on the now disused mailbox in what was the old post office, Watkins newsagent and now Anne Furbank clothes shop.

Scroll down the history of the High Street to see it.

RENOVATION OF BUCKDEN TOWERS GATEHOUSE

Keith Lawrence describes the problems with the old Gatehouse and the work undertaken to renovate it.

AUNT MARY'S DIARY

Angie Bruce has transcribed Mary's diary, written when she was 12 years old.  Read the year in the life of a Buckden school girl in 1937

BUCKDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Carol Swepstone celebrates 146 years of the Methodist Church in Buckden and remembers her days at Sunnday School

TRAVELS WITH MY GRANDMOTHER

Rita Bates reads her mother's memories of her families life in Tasmania in the early 20th century.

What's New: News & Updates
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