Apr 302018
Village Walks

We have started a new section on the website (under the Village menu heading) about Village Walks. We have just finished the fourth of our walks – commemorating the Needingworth fire of 1847. Whereas the previous walks were fairly small, mostly just for our Local History Group, we made much more of this Fire walk ….. [click to read more]

Feb 082018

A couple of years ago I volunteered to look at how we in the Society for One-Place Studies (of which I am a member) might use maps and mapping systems to help with our One-Place Studies (OPS). As part of this I have created a forum (mapping4ops.org) into which I and others are putting our ….. [click to read more]

Dec 302017
16 September 1847

Poster used for Fire walks On 16 September 1847 the inhabitants of Needingworth were shocked by a fire that devastated the village. Although no-one was killed or injured, about half the village was destroyed. With the Parish Council we commemorated the 170th anniversary of the fire on the weekend of 16/17th September 2017. We offered ….. [click to read more]

Jul 142016
Examine Finds at our Local History Group

You can examine archaeological finds from Holywell-cum-Needingworth at our Local History Group meeting in August. George Britton will be bringing some of them along. You can see photos of many of them on the Finds page. For further information see the contact details on the Local History Group page.

May 112016
Needingworth Guided Walk

Our Local History Group are having a guided walk round part of Needingworth for their June meeting. We will be starting and ending at the Queen’s Head in the High Street, and looking at some of the interesting nearby buildings and features. Although Peter will be leading the walk he hopes that several people will ….. [click to read more]