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 13thSeptember Mari Fford will present the film of Kington Camp, whose hospital is commemorating its 75thanniversary.

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 dzn20@aol.comor 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 dzn20@aol.com. 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