We arrange a small number of excursions throughout the year. A small fee is charged to cover expenses including minibus or coach if needed.
2019 excursions planned so far
Visit to Bletchley Park - Booked for Wednesday October 16th - details to be announced.
2019 Christmas Lunch - I have now confirmed the booking on Wednesday December 18th for a 3 course lunch costing £31-20 for 25-30 people at Jesus College and have booked on the website. They suggest using the Prioress's Room. Wine and soft drinks must be ordered on sale or return so no wine by the glass.
Some Festival events 2019
History Talk - now booked on Wednesday 18th September
A Hundred Years of the RAF by David Taylor Organised by Cherry Hinton Local History Society
Venue: St. Andrews Church Centre
Time - 2.30pm - 4pm
Price: £3, £2 for members, £1 for those who lived during WW2, Free to those who served in the forces in WW2. Inc. light refreshments
Call 01223 210724 to reserve your place or pay on the door
Local expert David Taylor's talk will launch the Society's Cherry Hinton WW2 memories project.
Festival History Walk - Booked on Thursday 19th September
History Walk - Travel Back in Time Through Railway Street to Pamplin Court
Organised by Cherry Hinton Local History Society
Venue: starts and ends at St. Andrews Church Centre
Time - 10am
Price: £3, £2 for members inc. light refreshments
Call 01223 210724 to reserve your place (25 places)
A walk back through time with local historian Michelle Bullivant.
Events and excursions previously enjoyed in 2019
EXCURSION TO CHALLIS HOUSE and GARDENS
Wednesday 15th May Half Day Visit
EXCURSION TO THE DAVID PARR HOUSE
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.
Last year's events and excursions - 2018
Christmas Lunch at Westminster College
Wednesday 12th December
Cherry Hinton Festival - a very successful and popular occasion for everyone in Cherry HintonFestival 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
EXCURSION TO TRINITY COLLEGE and OLD SCHOOLS
(including the Senate House) with Pam Butler
Visit to CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS MUSEUM
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'.