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, whilst focusing on stories and insights into some of the remarkable people who have inhabited or passed through this historic city. A special mention will, of course be made of the St George’s day and its significance.

Talk title: Cambridge per diem: A Daily Chronicle of Cambridge connections

Tuesday  23rd April 2024
Doors open 7.00pm
The history talk starts at 7.30pm

Guests: £3.00pp
Members: Free (Annual membership £12.00pp)

Address: The Stable, 65 High Street Newmarket CB8 8NA
The venue is accessible via lift and/or stairs

Members and guests will have the opportunity to buy Rosie’s book at a discount price of £10. 

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 English Celebrated Easter
English Heritage
Video Easter Parade 1960

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 it?

Tuesday  19th March 2024
Doors open 7.00pm
The history talk starts at 7.30pm

Guests: £3.00pp
Members: Free (Annual membership £12.00pp)

Address: The Stable, 65 High Street Newmarket CB8 8NA
The venue is accessible via lift and/or stairs

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 visit Kevin’s website for more information about his published historical research on different subjects. Kevin Boardman Talks

Tuesday  20th February 2024
Doors open 7.00pm
The history talk starts at 7.30pm

Guests: £3.00pp
Members: Free (Annual membership £12.00pp)

Address: The Stable, 65 High Street Newmarket CB8 8NA
The venue is accessible via lift and/or stairs

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 and NLHS has been involved in the project since its beginning. Newmarket History
This is a walk of fame set into Newmarket High St. pavements. It has been added to over time, pre-pandemic. The famous characters are both human and equine.

Tuesday 16th January 2024
Doors open 7.00pm
The history talk starts at 7.30pm

Guests: £3.00pp
Members: Free (Annual membership £12.00pp)

Address: The Stable, 65 High Street Newmarket CB8 8NA
The venue is accessible via lift and/or stairs

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 successful year!

History of Christmas

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 the Battle and Home Fronts” and will include items from both World Wars.

Paul donates his fees to the Royal British Legion.

Tuesday  21st November 2023
Doors open 7.00pm
The history talk starts at 7.30pm

Guests: £3.00pp
Members: Free (Annual membership £12.00pp)

Address: The Stable, 65 High Street Newmarket CB8 8NA
The venue is accessible via lift and/or stairs

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 at 7.30pm

Guests: £3.00pp
Members: Free (Annual membership £12.00pp)

Address: The Stable, 65 High Street Newmarket CB8 8NA
The venue is accessible via lift and/or stairs

 

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!