Royston and District Local History Society


The Society organises a number of talks by experts in their field to which members and the public are invited. Every summer it also organises coach trips to places which may be of interest to members.


The AGM and talk on 13th May has been postponed until
9th September to enable the meeting to be held in Royston Town Hall.

Covid 19 - Restriction on numbers attending meetings

If you wish to attend the any of the meetings please book a place.

Call 01763 242677 or use the link below to do so via email.

Booking via email

Also, please wear a face covering to all meetings you attend.


The Royston Institute built in 1855 and now Royston’s Town Hall where the Society meets.

2021-22 Season


October 7th

Stevenage the first post-war New Town

Jo Ward

November 4th

The Blue Plaque Scheme in Royston

F John Smith

December 2nd

The church in Royston

Annette Guttridge


January 6th

From a church to a house

Mandy House

February 3rd

"The history of flying from the Wright Brothers onwards"

Terry Holloway

March 3rd

Climate change

Mrs Anne Littlefair

April 7th

The history of the Bedford and Cambridge Railway

Stephen Owen

May 12th

7.30 pm Annual General Meeting

followed at 8.00 pm

"In Common"

A look at the origins, development and standing of the most English of institutions, “The Common”.

Terry Ward

The evening concludes with light refreshments

June 5th

Coach outing to Sulgrave Manor and Garden

The venue

The Heritage Hall
Town Hall
Melbourn Street

Meetings start at 8.00 pm

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