Middleton Cheney History Society was formed in February 2008 and is an informal meeting place for like-minded people to discover more about the fascinating history of Middleton Cheney in particular; and national and international events that would have affected the rural area of South Northants. Everyone is welcome and it is hoped that our meetings will generate interest and lively discussion on a variety of topics. You don’t have to be a history expert to join us but if you are, we will welcome you too!
Membership is currently £10.00 per annum and meetings take place on the 4th Monday of each month at 7.30pm in the library (visitor admission £2.00 per meeting).
If you check out the heritage section of this site you will find several interesting articles about Middleton Cheney, listed below is the programme.
2013 Calendar for MC History Society
May 13th 'A Day in the Life of Time Team'
a talk by Paul Blinkhorn the Anglo Saxon Pottery expert on the well known television programme.
May 27th – BANK HOLIDAY, No meeting.
June 24th 'Banbury's Lost Trade Marks'
a talk by Brian Little to accompany his latest book.
July 22nd 'The History of the Picture Postcard'
by Douglas Goddard - have you got an old postcard of Middleton Cheney? Bring it along !
August 26th – BANK HOLIDAY, No meeting.
Sep. 23rd 'The History of the Northamptonshire Regiment'
by Bob Pochin.
Oct. 28th 'Pictures in the Parlour'
by Kevin Varty, tells the story of Magic Lanterns from their invention in the 1650's, their heyday
in Victorian times through to their demise in the 1950's. The lanterns and slides are all original
items and include very early hand painted and moving slides. An informative and entertaining
evening, all of the jokes (and groans) are original Victorian ones and still go down well!
Nov. 25th ' Xmas & the Winter Season'
by The Eydon Mummers
December 25th – HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MEMBERS! No meeting
January 27th – WILLIAM MORRIS COMES TO MIDDLETON CHENEY – Brian Goodey. A look at the national picture surrounding the windows at All Saints Church in the year 1864.
February 24th – A.G.M. – FOLLOWED BY COUNTRY BYGONES QUIZ – Bert Manton with an amazing collection of rural bygones. How many can you identify? Prizes for the most correct answers.
MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE Library, Main Road, Middleton Cheney
7.30 p.m. on the 4th Monday each month.
Visitors are welcome.
Contact – Denise Howes tel. 01295 711962