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 2020 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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Sadly we have to cancel all meetings and excursions until further notice. We hope that all our members keep safe from the virus. Why not read our newsletters - see the yellow link at left.

2020 programme

27th Jan Cherry Hinton Road − Past & Present Mary Burgess Local Studies Assistant, Cambridge Collection
24th Feb My Journey into Family History Pam Butler
30th Mar The History of Swimming & Bathing in Cambridge Sophie Smiley
27th Apr Museum of Technology − Past, Present & Future Pam Halls Curator
18th May Operation Chastise & the Dam Busters David Taylor
29th Jun Cherry Hinton Characters in St. Andrews Churchyard Michelle Bullivant
27th July The American Cemetery Suzie Harrison
No meeting in August
28th Sept The story of how Pye became Cambridge's biggest private sector company for much of the 20th century Roger Crabtree Pye History Trust
26th Oct Ely Cathedral Mark Bradford Cathedral & Tower Guide
30th 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.

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