Cheddington

Cheddington History Society

Welcome to the Cheddington History Society pages!

To contact the Society, or to get details of our excellent 2010 book "Voices of an English Village - Cheddington" with memories of the Second World War, you can email the Chairman John T Smith at:   

          johntsmith  followed by  @  followed by  btinternet.com

(many of you will know why I put the address in this form).  Please include CHS somewhere in the subject line.

Meetings in 2013 and 2014

You are welcome to attend meetings of the Society, which are normally held at 8 p.m. on the third Monday of the month, at the Methodist Church Room facing the Village Green.   We welcome members at a fee of only £10 per person for a year, and we have a reduced rate for young people in education.  A visitor's fee of £3 is made for a single talk.

Here is the full programme of talks and visits arranged for the Society's current year:

SEPT 2013 TO AUG 2014

September 16th 2013                  AGM Followed by
                                      Cheddington: Old Maps and Buildings (Talk by John T Smith)
                                         
October 21st 2013         Subterranean Secrets (Talk by Amanda Pickard)
Amanda returns with tales of secret underground bunkers, War Rooms and tunnels in London in the Second World War

November 18th 2013     Forty Years Thatching (Talk by David Underwood)

January 20th 2014         Picture Lining (Talk by Mike Harrison)
Mike, a local expert, will talk about lining, framing and picture restoration

February 17th 2014      Death from the Air - German Airship Attacks on Britain 1914-18                                  (Talk by Geoff Spring)    

March 17th 2014           Luton Hoo - Past Present and Future
                                      (Talk by Zena Dickinson on the House)              

April 14th 2014              Once it was a boggy field: Iron Age and Roman tenacity in Bucks                                        (Talk by Carol Simmons on the archaeology of the ARLA dairy site                                           at Aston Clinton)

May 19th 2014               A Welsh Drover in the South Midlands  (Talk by Bruce Smith)


OUTINGS  

Date to be confirmed    Visit to Luton Hoo with Morning Coffee

Date to be confirmed    Guided Tour of The Military Intelligence Museum, Chicksands  

Members have priority in bookings for outings

                                                                         John T Smith, Cheddington History Society

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