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 £3.00 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.




Notorious Ladies of the Night; the 19thC Parisian Courtesans.

In Second Empire Paris, the courtesans were regarded with more fascination than ladies of the aristocracy –they were often as rich and nearly always better dressed. They weren’t only sought after for sex, many were highly intelligent and witty conversationalists! 


The Wonderful World of Metal Detecting with emphasis on MC finds recently discovered. Come and see what's been found in Middleton Cheney!

26-May-14            BANK HOLIDAY (No meeting)


The Fire Services National Trust Museum - 150 Years of Organised Fire Fighting.

Neil Wallington is a former fire fighter who served in the London Fire Brigade and wrote about his experiences in the 1979 book, “ Fireman. Put your life on the line!”


Secrets & Scandals at Canons Ashby

All is revealed, was this the meeting place of the early Freemasons, signs and secret rooms revealed!!

25-Aug-14             BANK HOLIDAY (No meeting)


All The Business of War- Army Manoeuvers of 1913.

The opening 6-8 weeks British Expeditionary Force manoeuvers from the Thames to Nuneaton - Towcester, Buckingham, Brackley


Paranormal Northamptonshire - Halloween Special!

A ghostly tour of the county of Northamptonshire. Meet Oliver Cromwell, Mary Queen of Scots, highwaymen, soldiers, monks, murderers, lovers, nuns, cats, dogs, horses and amorous church goers. Who was the face in the bucket of water!


Survival of the Fittest

A brief history of childrearing, an amusing but sometimes horrifying account of how our forebears raised their children.


A WWII Christmas

The talk starts with the relatively peaceful Christmas of 1939 and describes how the celebrations changed as war progressed highlighting how despite the hardships, the British public were determined to celebrate Christmas. Edna also brings a rare display of wartime artefacts.




A Local Talk by local people for local people. Prepare to be amazed and discover more about the fascinating history of Middleton Cheney.



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