The Society was formed in 1977 by Robert Jenkins and Allan Lloyd, with the purpose of undertaking research into and recording the history of Kington. It was also seen as an opportunity to provide information for those interested in the history of Kington, its people and the surrounding area. The Society produces an annual journal, free to members, as well as other publications of local interest. We invite you to browse the site and discover what we get up to and how we may be able to help you with your research.
Find us at Kington Museum, Mill Street, Kington HR5 3AL. If you are searching for information about local events, places or people, History Society staff at the museum will be happy to search their database and extensive library of local records on your behalf. An initial research fee of £5 will help cover the Society’s costs. Do drop in, you’ll be made most welcome.
To update you on forthcoming events please note the following:
On Friday 17thMay Duncan James will be coming to talk about recent finds of historical importance in Herefordshire. I know he has been a very popular speaker and those longstanding Members of the History Society always gave him a warm welcome in previous talk seasons. Location: Kington Primary School Hall. Doors open at 7, speaker commencing at 7.30
On Friday 5thJuly Alan Stoyel will be back to lead a day long visit to local mills, with a buffet lunch in Pembridge. Details to follow.
Plans are being made to invite Mari Fford to come and talk and present the film of Kington Camp, whose hospital will be commemorating its 75thanniversary in August 2019. Date proposed Friday 13thSeptember.
We are keen to offer a talk or event in October 2019 if possible and although the committee has some ideas, we would like to ask anyone, whether in the audience tonight or not, to let us know your thoughts. Please email Denise on email@example.com jot ideas on card at back of the hall and hand them to Denise before you leave tonight
As many of you will know we are currently moving towards formally merging the two organisations into one charity.
We would really appreciate your continuing support as we move on into forming as one body. If you have skills we might use, please approach one of the Committee members or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking to boost our committee skills and number, and to engage with those who can help us with short term pieces of work and research to enhance the appeal of the Museum and History Society functions.
We are also looking to increase our Membership numbers and are currently reviewing the former schemes to modernise them into one format, and levy subscriptions that, whilst affordable, are also sufficient to support the activities and help our income to cover running costs.
With best wishes
Denise North and Members of Museum and History Society Committees