Orwell Local History Society

Chairman - Derek Skipper, Pearmains Close, Orwell.       skipperorwell@btinternet.com

Secretary - Mrs Sue Miller,55 High Street, Orwell, Royston, Herts.SG8 5QN Email shm@sbore.plus.com

The Society is open to all and offers lectures on topics relating, as far as possible, to the county of Cambridgeshire.  We meet in the Methodist Church schoolroom, Town Green Road, Orwell, at 8 p.m. on the last Tuesday evening of the month from January to May and from September to November. In June and July we visit places of historical interest within easy reach of Orwell, again on the last Tuesday of each month.

A small group of Orwell LHS members is also involved in maintaining and continually adding to our website, Orwell Past & Present, set up in 2012 with the aid of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.  The site is an ongoing record of life in our village over the past 2000 years, but also gives information on current events, clubs and facilities in the village. Contributions and comments are welcomed and the site includes a link to the Orwell Community Archive of old photographs within the Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network.  An 80 page book containing a selection of these photos, with notes on Orwell history, is available price £5, from the secretary at the above address.

Membership: £10 per annum, payable at the November meeting. Non-members are welcome at £2 per meeting.

Programme 2017

Tuesday 31st October - 'A Fenland country Churchyard.' Speaker - David Edwards,on what can be learned from the memorials in your local churchyard . The memorials he describes are either interesting in themselves, are for interesting people, or for people who managed to die in an interesting way!

Tuesday 28th November -   The Corpus Christi Clock - Design Engineer Stewart Huxley will  explain the construction of this amazing clock which incorporates six new inventions, yet its ‘grasshopper’ escapement  is an C18th design.  PLEASE NOTE - this meeting will start at the earlier time of 7.45pm to accommodate a short AGM before the talk.  Annual subscriptions of £10 will be due on this evening.

 No meeting in December.




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