Royston and District Local History Society


On these pages you will find details of the work and aims of the Society, together with information on the history of Royston, Hertfordshire and links to local history resources.



Programme alterations

2021 Programme

The society is offering the 2021 programme from 7th January via Zoom. This will be a free service provided by the society to its members which will last for as long as restrictions on attending meetings in person are in place.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this facility, please let the Treasurer know. He can be contacted via the Committee page.


The Society organises a number of public lectures each year and all members are entitled to attend these meetings. The venue for these is Royston Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7DA.

The lectures are also open to the public, on payment of a small entrance fee, currently £2.00. Visitors may use the car park accessed via King James Way. 

In addition, the Society has an annual coach outing to a place of historic interest - the coach outing is open to members and non-members.


The Crown public house which stood at the Cross until road widening lead its demolition.

About the Society

The Society is a non-profit making organisation whose objectives are to -

  • Safeguard, record and preserve the local history of Royston and the area for future generations.

  • Increase the level of interest and awareness of local history amongst the town’s residents.

  • Contribute to the growth of the Museum.

  • Maintain and preserve the Royston Cave for the benefit of the town.

  • Provide consultation on planning applications relating to the historic fabric of the town.