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Meeting – 23rd April 2024

We welcome a new speaker Rosie Zanders. Our speaker was a Cambridge Blue Badge tourist guide for over 20 years, and is the author of Cambridge per diem, a collection of Cambridge anniversaries, at least one for every day of the year. In this talk, Rosie will share some reflections on the passage of time, …

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Happy Easter

”Easter brings God’s endless blessings. We wish you all the love and happiness this Easter season can bring.  May you have a blessed and holy Easter”. Newmarket Local History Society Easter at Newmarket All Saints Church Our Lady Immaculate & St Etheldreda St Mary Church Easter Activities in and around Newmarket Discover Newmarket How the …

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Meeting – 19th March 2024

We welcome a new speaker from the National Trust to our next meeting. Mr Allen Burbidge will recount the story of The Hervey Family of Ickworth Park. You might be familiar with the grand buildings, gardens, and extensive parkland of this National Trust gem near Bury St. Edmunds, but what about the family that owned …

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Meeting – 20th February 2024

Our friend Kevin Boardman returns with an interesting presentation, ‘’Growing up in the 50’s & 60’s in rural Norfolk’’ Was it really the good old days? How much has life changed in those 60 years? Did the bath really hang on the garage wall? Are grocery deliveries really a modern concept? We invite you to …

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Petition: Save the Bury St Edmunds Archives

Sign the online petition to save the Bury St Edmunds West Suffolk Archives branch which holds Newmarket documents. Sign The Petition Here For more information visit Suffolk News

Meeting – 16th January 2024

We are pleased to announce a new speaker. Mr John Berry is the noted Newmarket horse trainer of Beverley House Stables, Exeter Road. John knows a lot about the history of Newmarket itself. He was one of the instigators of “The Legends of the Turf” Walk of Fame in Newmarket High Street. Legends of the turf …

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Meeting – 19th December 2023

We warmly invite all members to join the Christmas meeting with an evening of music, food, a history quiz, chats, and a raffle. All good fun! Tuesday 19th December 2023 Doors open 7.00pm Members only  Address: The Stable, 65 High Street Newmarket CB8 8NA The venue is accessible via lift and/or stairs Cheers to a …

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Meeting – 21st November 2023

Paul Hunt returns with more objects from his extensive collection of military and war artefacts. These form the basis of his talks and bring facts to life. Some of the previous comments we have received about Paul are “The best talk I have ever heard.” &  “Really interesting”. The title of this next talk is: “Artefacts from …

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Meeting – 17th October 2023

Popular speaker Kevin Boardman returns to tell us about “The Gunpowder Plot”. King James I (VI of Scotland) played a very important role in the history of Newmarket. How might the town have fared if the Gunpowder Plot had succeeded? What was behind it? Tuesday 17th October 2023 Doors open 7.00pm The history talk starts …

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Meeting – 19th September 2023

The next Newmarket Local History Society meeting, and short AGM, will be held in The Stable, Newmarket High Street on Tuesday 19th September, commencing at 7.30 pm. After the meeting, there will be a film about the archaeology of the Devil’s Dyke in the 1970s. Membership available. Visitors £3 per night.  All welcome!