About Our Society
In June 1997 a villager arranged an exhibition of items from Huntingdon Record Office. During the exhibition another villager suggested that there ought to be a village history society. It was not until the following January that a call went out for anyone interested in forming a society to come to a meeting but thereafter matters moved forward at a decent pace, for a village, and in September that year the first Annual General Meeting was held and the Society became official.
The formal aims of the Society are to promote, stimulate and foster an interest in and to encourage the collecting of history relating to Houghton & Wyton and the surrounding area. To realise these aims the Society has six lectures a year on subjects connected with the history of the village and local area, occasional visits to places of historical interest, social events and exhibitions about the history of the village. All events are open to non-members as well as members.
In addition we carry out research into the history of the village by making tape recordings of villagers memories, collecting information, documents, photographs and postcards.
An article written from our research is on the 'A piece of village history' page.
We are always interested in receiving new information about the village. At the moment, we would like to get:
- Wyton Tuberculosis Sanatorium
- The Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Stations at Wyton
- village properties
- village inhabitants
Houghton Mill when it was a Youth Hostel (1934-1983) (including
If you can help us we shall be very grateful. Please contact Gerry Feakes at email@example.com