About our History Society

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Our society is a friendly group of residents of Cherry Hinton and beyond, sharing an interest in the history of Cherry Hinton and surrounding areas and memories of living here. We have ten meetings a year with a talk given by a guest speaker on historical subjects, often but not always, with a local context. The society also arranges excursions. Please see the programme lists (links at left) for a flavour of what we do.

We meet here in the Church Centre at 7.30pm on the last Monday of most months. A talk is followed by questions, coffee, lots of chat and a raffle to help the society's funds.

Membership for 2023 costs £10 for single members and £18 for couples. Guest membership for anyone who would just like to attend one talk is £2-50.

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2023 talks

Cambridge horsedrawn tram

We started 2023 with a talk on January 30th. David Stubbings will give a talk about tramways in Cambridge streets.

Denny Abbey

On Monday 27th February we had an interesting talk on the Denny Abbey and Farm Museum by Christine Easterfield. We also hope to arrange an excursion later in the year to visit.

This years programme which you can print out is here :
2023 programme of talks


During lockdown we published monthly newsletters to keep in touch with our members which have been very well received. These comprise lots of interesting articles on the local history of Cherry Hinton and memories of residents. The last newsletter was July 2021.
To see them please click below.


CCAN Cherry Hinton
CCAN is made up of over 30 groups from towns and villages across Cambridgeshire. Together we are recording the local history of our county. CCAN records the memories, with over 50,000 photos, written text, audio and video recordings of everyday life.

Cherry Hinton Festival
All about Cherry Hinton Festival in September - cancelled.

More links
Lots of interesting stuff here.