St. Neots Local History Society
Welcome to the St. Neots Local History Society
The St. Neots Local History Society, founded in 1981, exists to promote interest in the rich and varied history of the town of St. Neots and the surrounding area through monthly meetings, research and summer outings. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the history of this town, or in local history generally. Meetings are held usually on the first Friday of each month at 7.30 pm, to which visitors are welcome (for a small fee - currently £5). During the summer we organise excursions to places of historical interest within the locality and sometimes further afield, led by members of the Society or by local experts. Historical information is collected and our archives are held in the St Neots Library. Several plaques to local celebrities have been erected throughout the town. The Society publishes a regular magazine which contains interesting articles on local history.
Our annual membership subscription is just £20. Membership is always available at our meetings, or alternatively, see our 'Join the Society' page.
©St Neots Local History Society
last updated 23rd February 2024
March's meeting is on Friday 1st 7.30 pm at Eynesbury School, and is entitled "Watermills between Brampton and Hemingford Grey". Our speakers, Bridget Flanagan and Keith Grimwade, will explain how only two of the thirteen watermills noted in the Domesday Book of 1086 remain on this stretch of river. They will show us where these mills were and explain their extraordinary importance to the economy and landscape. Reference will be made to the St Neots stretch of river too.
Our latest magazine, issue 117, is now available price just £3, and can be obtained:
a) at our meetings
b) from St Neots Museum
c) directly from us (see Contact Us, please add £2.50 postage and packing if outside St Neots)
The monumental inscriptions booklet for Eaton Socon Cemetery and the burials booklet for St Mary's Eaton Socon Churchyard (both publications of the Eatons Community Association) are now available as free downloads from our St Neots Cemeteries page.