Simon Waldron

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Welcome to our new Website

The Newmarket History Society website has had a makeover to ensure that it is more easily viewable on mobile phones and tablets. We have also provided a new structured menu system, and search facility, to make it easier to find what you are looking for.

Meeting – July 2022

Our proposed visit for July was to have been the Charles Burrell Museum in Thetford (steam traction engines and other engineering), which has unfortunately been cancelled due to a clash with a steam engine rally Instead of which, guided by Sandra, we will have a walk around historic Newmarket Meet at the Memorial Hall at …

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Meeting – June 2022


Tuesday June 21st 2022 – Visit to Lidgate Church Meet there at 7 p.m. On entering the village from Newmarket/Kentford direction, look for pond on left, the lane there takes you straight to the church. Hopefully, some space can be found at the farm, but please, wherever you park, bear in mind access for the …

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Meeting – May 2022

17th May 2022 – Visit to Mildenhall Museum…. 7pm. Members free. Others £3 entrance fee on night.

Meeting – April 2022

19th April 2022 – Tony Pringle: “Time Gentlemen Please” : The pubs of Newmarket over the ages. Tony Pringle, assisted by Peter Norman, gave a presentation about the pubs, clubs and hotels of Newmarket over the ages. Intended to be live online from the Society website, the wi-fi was too slow, so the files were accessed from …

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Meeting – 29th/30th March 2022

29th and 30th March 2022 – The Jockey Club laid on a presentation at the Memorial Hall to explain their ideas for improving the training grounds, and at the same time providing more facilities for the townspeople. An all-weather racetrack with the dual purpose of training, some small starter stable yards, these at the back of …

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Meeting – 15th March 2022

Joanne, Louise and Tony “Up Camps’s: Tales from Beyond the Grave” The monthly talk was a joint venture by Joanne Garner, Louise Mangles and Tony Pringle (assisted on the projector by Steve Garner). This was due to the project undertaken to transcribe all the writings on the headstones in Newmarket Cemetery. Still needing the completion …

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Meeting – 15th February 2022

Kevin Boardman…Portraits, what is the artist trying to tell us?

Meeting – January 2022


Meeting – December 2021

Christmas festivities for members only was cancelled.