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

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

Hi!  It seems that things are getting back to being a little more normal and we are resuming our programme of talks and visits  These are our plans for the next few months:

 CHS Programme of Talks 2021 - 2022

 September 20th 2021   Our AGM followed by Derek Town - Aspects of our Local Railways

 October 18th 2021       Rothschild Estate Buildings in Aylesbury Vale – Cathy Soughton

The estate cottages, lodges and public buildings built or renovated between 1850 and 1910 in local villages, including ours, near to the seven Rothschild Country houses

 November 13th and 14th  Remembrance weekend - World War 2 Exhibition

Saturday 2 to 5 p.m. and Sunday after the 11 a.m. Ceremony at the War Memorial, up to 5 p.m.

 November 15th 2021    Hartwell, Georgian Parks and Gardens – Adam Smith

In the 1720s and 1730s a remarkable landscape garden was created at Hartwell. A set of paintings recorded it but changing fashions led to its being swept away a century later

 January 17th 2022      Franklin’s Lost  Arctic Expedition – John T Smith

In 1845 129 officers and men just disappeared off the face of the earth. Many more died from the crews sent to investigate what happened.  We are learning new facts each year since Franklin’s two ships were discovered fairly recently in the cold Arctic waters

 February 21st 2022 Beacons of the Past, LiDAR & Citizen Science – Dr Wendy Morrison

The largest ever archaeological LiDAR survey covered the Chilterns AONB and Cheddington last year – what did they find when they flew over us?

 March 21st 2022         The Great Stink – Dr Tom Crook

The problems of London in Victorian times which led to huge engineering work laying down the infrastructure of sewerage systems which allowed the city to grow even larger

 April and May talks to follow

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.  

                                                              John T Smith, Cheddington History Society


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