Outings

The Society is not confined to meetings in Church House, but also arranges visits to local buildings and institutions, many of which are not normally open to the general public. The society also organises trips, at reasonable charges to cover costs, to places of historical interest further afield.

Because of the continuing Covid situation, no visits took place in 2021.  As a substitute for the planned visits in 2020, our Programme Secretary compiled “What We Would Have Seen …” articles about all the year’s planned outings.  You can read them by clicking here.

Outings in 2022 are planned as follows.  Starting times and venues vary. A Booking Form (supplied on membership renewal) must be returned to the Programme Secretary in advance, Places are normally allocated about a month prior to each visit. A charge applies to visits marked with an asterisk (*) 


Sunday 3 April at 2:00 pm
DOWLANDS, WYMONDLEY ROAD – a guided visit to an Edwardian house with Helen Frost.


Tuesday 5 April at 2:00 pm
EXPLORING HITCHIN’S HISTORY: the new museum Local Studies Room – a visit with Alan Fleck.


Wednesday 27 April at 2:00 pm
*THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, Piccadilly, London W1 – a guided visit with Dr Isabelle Charmentier


Sunday 29 May at 2:00 pm
GAPING HILLS LANE: a foot in town and country a guided walk with Nafisa Sayany [Limit: 15 members]


Monday 30 May at 8:00 pm
THE PAST IN MINIATURE – a visit to Alan Clark, Hitchin model-maker [Limit: 8 members]


Tuesday 31 May at 8:00 pm
THE PAST IN MINIATURE – a visit to Alan Clark, Hitchin model-maker [Limit: 8 members]


Sunday 26 June at 3:00 pm
HIGH DOWN HOUSE – a visit hosted by Mr & Mrs Tim Dye
[Limit: 25 members]


Tuesday 28 June at 2:00 pm (date to be rearranged – possibly 1 July)
*THE SPALDING GENTLEMEN’S SOCIETY – a guided visit by minibus [Limit: 20 members]


Saturday 13 August at 2:00 pm
VERULAMIUM REVEALED – site survey explained by Kris Lockyear [Limit: 10 members]


Sunday 21 August at 2:00 pm
ALMSHOE BURY, ST IPPOLYTS – a visit hosted by Chris Titmuss
[Limit: 10 members]


Sunday 25 September at 2:00 pm
SAXON HITCHIN AND THE SEARCH FOR CLOFESHO – a guided walk with Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews [Limit: 20 members]