Project mission

To catalogue, preserve and research the history of Duxford.

Next meeting of the Duxford History Society will be on 4th December 2023. 

The next speaker will be Glynis Hammond of the Ickleton Society who will talk to us about the WW1 hospital that was established in Ickleton and staffed by people from all the villages.

As this is our Christmas meeting we will be providing cake made by volunteers and we will have some other attractions for you. Don't eat too much breakfast and prepare for the meeting to over run.

History Society Opportunity for 2024


The history society celebrated its 13th meeting on Monday 2nd October and we are now officially in our second year of operation. We have made some fantastic achievements in our first year with some amazing speakers reviving interest in history in the village. We have officially 112 members and not all of them attend all meetings, but they do enjoy being part of the group and keeping in touch via our we site and WhatsApp group. We have a website with photographs of most of the historic streets of the village at wwwduxfordhistorysociety.org, please take a look if you haven’t already.


As well as focussing on past history, as a society we have to also think of the future and that means planning for 2024 and here is the opportunity:


1)    We are proud of the membership we have and the Monday morning meetings are very popular with our current membership

2)    We are aware that many people who are interested in history in the village, children as well as adults. We also know, or at least suspect that they do not join, because they are at school, or working when our society meets.

3)    We would like to make the society more inclusive across the population of the village.

4)    From next year one in two meetings will take place at 7:00 in the evening to allow working people and school age children to attend.

Meetings are fun, we start with updates on what has been achieved during the past month and then we have a speaker to tell us about issues of historical interest to all of us. We have a break in the middle when people can mingle and chat and everyone enjoys it.


It isn’t expensive to join and we will only charge £10 per member for the year from Januiary and at the moment it is free. the outlined dates for 2024 are all in the Duxford Community Centre and are as follows:


·      Monday 8th January 10:00 Small Hall

·      Tuesday February 6th 19:00 Main Hall 

·      Monday 11th March 10:00 Small Hall

·      Tuesday 9th April 19:00 Main Hall 

·      Monday 13th May 10:00 Small Hall

·      Tuesday 11th June 19:00 Main Hall


There will be more of this to follow including a list of proposed speakers in the next issue. We are trialling this for the first half year and if you respond well, we will extend it. 


To join now go to the website and membership, you will be enrolled in the WhatsApp group if you provide your mobile number. www.duxfordhistorysociety.org

Would you like to join?

Even if you can't make all of the meetings you can still be a member and share in everything that is going on by tuning in to our website and participating in our WhatsApp group. WhatsApp allows all of our members to share memories and pictures and new discoveries. Just click the link below:


Feel free to contact us at DuxfordHistorySociety@gmail.com or using the button below if you have any other questions about the Duxford History Society.

 Link to:

Farringdon Diaries. https://capturingcambridge.org/museum-of-cambridge/museum-exhibit-stories/the-farrington-diaries/