Town/Village Societies

Overview

There are many village societies within Cambridgeshire and these pages are designed to represent these here. If you would like your village society represented then please contact the Webmaster.

Dry Drayton 2000

Dry Drayton is a parish in Cambridgeshire, England, situated about seven miles West of the University City of Cambridge and astride the Greenwich Meridian. Dry Drayton 2000 is a group established to celebrate the unique local nature of this parish and its community in the Millennium year.

Fulbourn Village History Society

Fulbourn Village History Society was formed in January 1999 to encourage an interest in the study of local history. A regular programme of lectures is arranged for the winter months (October to March) when they meet on the third Thursday monthly at the Six Bells Function Room, High Street, Fulbourn, 7.45 for 8.00pm.

 

Littleport Society

The Littleport Society was founded in 1987 and is the only non-political, non sectarian organisation in Littleport. Membership is open to residents and anybody else who holds an interest in this fenland town. The Society consists of an expanding group of local people who voluntarily work together in the interests of the community in which it lives. The Society now has in excess of 1,300 members, who live not just in Littleport but in other British counties, as well as many in several other countries including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America.

Gamlingay & District History Society

Gamlingay and District History Society is a society for everyone who has an interest in the history of Gamlingay.

It was formed in 1992, and exists to celebrate the history of the village, to collect and preserve an archive of relevant historical material and to promote interest in history generally.

Meetings are held in the Gamlingay Village College room 3 at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month and are open to all, whether resident in the village or not, and everyone with an interest in the subject will be made most welcome.

Meldreth Local History Group was formed in 2007 by, and for, the people of Meldreth. Its aims are to:

  • research and record the history of the village and its environs
  • create an archive of local history which can be passed on to future generations
  • publish material, both in print and digital forms, for the benefit of the local community and others interested in the history of the village.

Meldreth Local History Group has organised or participated in the following events:

  • Our three Open Day Exhibitions in the Village Hall
  • An exhibition at the Tavern Gallery in Meldreth
  • Friends of Holy Trinity Spring Gardens days (exhibitions in Holy Trinity Church and Topcliffe Mill)
  • Holy Trinity Church fetes (displays in the church)
  • Our popular coffee mornings in the Sheltered Housing Community Room
  • Family History evenings at the Community Access Point
  • A guided walk of the village
  • The Christmas Tree Festival, Holy Trinity Church
  • The centenary celebrations at Meldreth Primary School (provided displays on the history of the school).

Members of the Group have also undertaken the following tasks:

  • Created a website dedicated to the village’s history at www.meldrethhistory.org.uk. The website contains over 400 pages on the village, including a comprehensive “Meldreth Today” section
  • Added images, text and audio files to the Meldreth Community Archive at www.ccan.co.uk
  • Photographed Meldreth Primary School log books and admissions registers
  • Photographed the Meldreth Award Book
  • Scanned albums from the WI and Guides
  • Transcribed Meldreth burial records
  • Transcribed the 1910 Land, Values Duties information
  • Conducted and recorded over 20 interviews with residents.(Each interviewee is given a personalised CD with a recording of the interview.)
  • Recorded the Friends of Holy Trinity (FOHT) Reminiscences Evenings
  • Recorded the FOHT Chiltern West Gallery Quire event
  • Research at Royston Museum, Cambridge Record Office, the Cambridgeshire Collection and London Metropolitan Archives
  • Produced notelets, Christmas cards, walk leaflets and audio CDs

They welcome new members and any information or photographs relating to the village’s history. Members meet most Mondays from 9.30 am until midday at the Sheltered Housing Community Room in Elin Way, Meldreth.

They have a comprehensive website http://www.meldrethhistory.org.uk which includes a number of family histories. There are also resources on the site of interest to family historians such as transcriptions of the Kelly's Directories, newspaper reports, photographs, memories, school records and so on.


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