Latest News from Huntingdon & Godmanchester Civic Society

Heritage Open Day

Huntingdon Town Hall

Huntingdon & Godmanchester Civic Society invite you to come and look round the newly refurbished Town Hall in the Market Square Huntingdon, usually it is only the reception area of this building that is open to the public, with the exception of special occasions.  The Town Hall an elegant red... Read more

The Godmanchester Gala

Our Information Stall

The Annual Godmanchester Gala will take place on Saturday, July 7th in Godmanchester - this event has extra significance this year because we are celebrating 800 years of the celebration of the granting of the Kings Charter for Godmanchester.  Many events taking place.  So come along and take... Read more

Tree Planting - All Saints Churchyard, Huntingdon

Town's Mayor - The Rev: Andrew Milton and PCC

A Tree planting ceremony took place in All Saints Churchyard, Huntingdon.  The tree a Tilia Mongolica (Mongolian Lime) was to replace a very old tree that had become unstable with age.  H & G Civic Society agreed to fund this project as it is important for our townscape, and a good year to do... Read more

Completion of Restoration work on Signs

One of the four restored signs.

We have been working on trying to get a set of very old Finger Pointing Directional signs restored for several years.  These proved to be a lot more complicated than originally conceived, but working with a specialist restoration company and the the local conservation officer we are very... Read more

Civic Voice AGM

Park Hill Restoration project.

The second AGM of our Nationa body Civic Voice was held in Sheffield on the 14th/15th October 2011. This was hosted by The Sheffield Civic Society, and they did a great job, great organisation and they were a very friendly group.  Thank you very much Sheffield. We went to see some of... Read more

Godmanchester Gala 2011

Stand with Timeline ready for opening

Very successful event - we had our Timeline on Display and many other photographs, Godmanchester Members popped along to say hello. Many thanks to helpers for their continued support.   We will be back again this year for the Town's 800 Charter celebration. Read more

NONES

St Mary's Church Huntingdon

We were asked to say Nones as part of the Friends of Merton Abbey network, which is growing around the Country. It was a very successful afternoon, held in St Mary's Church Huntingdon. We hosted a dozen people; the ideal number of Canons an an Augustinian Priory, including the Revd.... Read more

BEATING THE BOUNDS

Waiting to start the Tradition of Beating the Bounds

On Sunday13th May 2012 The Civic Society led a group of local residents, battling some very strong winds, in our annual 'Beating  the Bounds' on Spring Common, Huntingdon.  This tradition reinforces our campaigns to keep our common land free for the people of Huntingdon who have a  right to... Read more

Spot the Falcon

John Betjeman once essayed that it was the smaller things in the street we take for granted that epitomise and individualise where we live.  And then, one day, the Victorian lamp stand is taken away and we lose part of our heritage and part of our soul. So it is with the Falcon which is... Read more

Photography Competition

Hartford Church on a sunny May morning

The public have voted and we now can announce our three winners. First place to Mr Don Rankin of Huntingdon - Hartford Church on a sunny May morning Second Place to Lorraine Harris of St Neots - The Chinese Bridge, Godmanchester Third place to Mr Brian Watts of St Ives - All... Read more

Huntingdon’s Riverside Gala

Chatting on last year's stall.

Following last years  successful event, we are planning to be at the Gala again this year.   Read more

Civic Day - 25th June 2012

Display and Competition

Huntingdon Time Line complete with the Town's Royal Connections, plus a competition for all on "How well do you know your town" - this event is housed in the Towns library because of weather conditions and we hope as many people as possible will come along and browse and take part in our... Read more