We arrange a small number of excursions throughout the year. A small fee is charged to cover expenses including minibus or coach if needed.

Sadly all 2020 and 2021 excursions were cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdowns

However we did manage an interesting excursion to the Museum of Technology with a guided tour by member David Stubbings in October 2022. We hope to arrange something interesting for 2023.

Events and excursions previously enjoyed in 2019

2019 Festival Talk. A Hundred Years of the RAF by David Taylor
Local expert David Taylor's talk launched the Society's Cherry Hinton WW2 memories project.

Festival History Walk - Thursday 19th September History Walk - Travel Back in Time Through Railway Street to Pamplin Court
A walk back through time with local historian Michelle Bullivant.

Visit to Bletchley Park - Wednesday October 16th. A great day out but unfortunately our last excursion before lockdown.

2019 Christmas Lunch - Wednesday December 18th. A 3 course lunch for 25-30 people at Jesus College in the Prioress's Room.

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Wednesday 15th May Half Day Visit

Thursday 4th April
with Tamsin Wimhurst
186 Gwydir Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LW.
Followed her talk about the David Parr House in January. Tamsin arranged for us to be shown round the house by trainee guides. It was a great success.

2018 events and excursions

Christmas Lunch at Westminster College
Wednesday 12th December

Cherry Hinton Festival - a very successful and popular occasion for everyone in Cherry Hinton

Festival website here

Our history society contributed a special talk on Wednesday 19th September.
Festival Talk - "Life in Cherry Hinton and Surrounding Areas During WW1" by Jo Costin.

And on Thursday 20th September
Festival Walk A walk back through time through Church End with local historian Michelle Bullivant.

Previous 2018 excursions

Excursion to Shuttleworth Collection and Swiss Garden
Monday 10th September 2018
All day visit.
More info here

10th April
(including the Senate House) with Pam Butler

May 2018
with Heidi Mulvey (Head of Community Engagement)

Excursions we enjoyed in 2017

Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

A Guided Walk to Parker's Piece, Downing College and Regent Street with Blue Badge Guide Jeanette Luckhurst. Jeanette Luckhurst, an experienced Blue Badge Guide, took us on a gentle guided walk starting on Parker's Piece. Then on to Downing College including a visit to the Heong Gallery where there was time for a coffee stop.

Excursion to Elton Hall. Wednesday 24th May 2017

Elton Hall is nestled in the Cambridgeshire Landscape, standing proud in an unspoilt landscaped parkland where it has been since the 12th century. It has been the home to the Proby family since 1660.
Every room contains treasures - magnificent furniture and fine paintings from early 15th century Old Masters to the remarkable 19th century work of J.F. Lewis and Millais. Great British artists are well represented by Gainsborough, Constable and Reynolds.
The Walled Garden is an independent, family owned garden centre and tearooms, set in the beautiful surroundings of Elton's Victorian walled garden.

Excursion to Addenbrooke's Archives and Museum with Hilary Ritchie (Hospital Archivist). August

We met Hilary Ritchie in the main reception near the ACT display boards for a brief introduction. Then we went down to the Archives storeroom on Level one where Hilary told us about the archives store, how things are kept, what she keeps and also showed us some items . Then we went back upstairs to the 'museum ' and there we saw the material Hilary had on display and she told us about it and the museum.

Westminster College Lunch 2017. Tuesday 19th December

22 members enjoyed a delicious Xmas lunch in the spectactular dining hall in Westminster College.

Fund-raising Talk in Cherry Hinton Festival Week 2017. Monday 11th September (Afternoon)

Dr Marcus Brittain, Director of Evaluation Work in the Field gave a really good talk entitled 'Land North of Cherry Hinton: Evaluation of the archeological landscape east of Cambridge Airport'.


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.