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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!

Meeting – 18th July 2023

We are pleased to announce a visit to St. Leonard’s Church, Horringer, at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 18th July. This is near Bury St. Edmunds St. Leonard’s stands just outside the gates to Ickworth Park (the National Trust Property). St. Leonard’s is a Parish Church and does not belong to the Trust. The road it …

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Meeting – 6th June 2023

A Special Meeting: D-Day 79th Anniversary and World War II Topics Guest Speaker: Military Historian Paul Hunt   Paul has a large collection of military artefacts and he uses these to illustrate his diverse talks about World War I and World War II topics. There will be a number of artefacts on display   Location: The …

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Meeting – 16th May 2023

A History Walk in Newmarket  by Newmarket Local History Society   “Ancient and Royal Newmarket” Tuesday May 16th at 6.30 pm.  Meet at the corner of Sun Lane, opposite All Saints Church   This is the second in a series of guided history walks around the town. It takes a look at the Royal and other …

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A Newmarket Poem

In Newmarket town where horses race, There lies a group with timeless grace, The Local History Society, Their tales and artefacts bring to life the past vividly. With knowledge and passion, they preserve, The stories and memories that deserve, To be remembered and celebrated, For future generations, who are fascinated. The tales of jockeys, trainers, …

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Meeting – 18th April 2023

During the 17th century, the Newmarket Road, used by gamblers and members of the court, became so infested with highwaymen that a pitched battle occurred between robbers and the outraged local people. Mr John Sutton will present the fascinating story of Newmarket and Highwaymen during the reign of Charles II on Tuesday 18th April at …

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Meeting – 21st March 2023

The last days of traditional windmilling & millwrighting in the Newmarket and Soham area by Dave Pearce, Elwyn Davies and Grahma Hackney from Wicken Windmill Partnership. Tuesday 21st February at 7:30pm in The Stables Community Centre, 65 High Street Newmarket, CB8 8NA. An illustrated public talk open to everyone. Tickets are available at the …

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