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 our current programme below 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 2017 costs £10 for single members and £18 for couples. Guest membership for anyone who would just like to attend one talk is £2-50.

2019 programme

28th Jan Update on the David Parr House Tamsin Wimhurst
25th Feb The History of Cambridge Accents and Dielects Mike McCarthy
25th Mar Village Lives - Tales from the 1800's Helen Harwood
29th Apr The History of Papworth Hospital to 2018 Becky Proctor
20th May A Dirty History of Cambridge Alan Denny
24th Jun The Archaeology of the A14 Project Tony Walsh
29th July The World of Sundials including some in Cambridge Colleges Mike Cowham
No meeting in August
30th Sept The Late Saxon and Norman Church and Cemetary at Church End, Cherry Hinton Craig Cessford
28th Oct Another History of Cherry Hinton Michelle Bullivant
25th Nov AGM and Members Social Event


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.

The Cherry Hinton Village Website
A wealth of information about Cherry Hinton including a nice article on history. There are links to village events, community groups, doctors surgery info, bus routes and much more.

Cherry Hinton Festival
All about Cherry Hinton Festival in September.