The society is not confined to meetings in Church House, but 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.

Booking details at foot of page. A charge applies to visits marked with an asterisk (*). Places available as indicated, e.g. (15).

April 2020

Date Time Details
Saturday 4   Exploring Hitchin’s History: Cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation.
Wednesday 22   * The Linnean Society: Cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation.
Sunday 26   Dowlands, Wymondley Road: Cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation.
Thursday 30   The Past in Miniature: Cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation.


Date Time Details
Saturday 30 2pm Gaping Hills Lane: a foot in town and country – a guided walk with Nafisa Sayany (15)
Sunday 31 2pm Almshoe Bury, St Ippolyts – a visit hosted by Chris Titmuss (10 )


Date Time Details
Saturday 6 2pm Hitchin Quaker Meeting House, Paynes Park – a guided visit hosted by the Friends (15)
Wednesday 24 2pm * The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society – a guided visit (20)
Sunday 28 3pm High Down House – a visit hosted by Mr & Mrs Tim Dye (25)


Date Time Details
Sunday 2 10am Hitchin Priory – a guided visit with Liz Hunter and Bridget Howlett (20)


Date Time Details
Sunday 20 2pm Saxon Hitchin and the Search for Clofeshoe – a guided walk with Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews (20)
Sunday 27 2pm Walsworth House – a guided visit with Tom McCall (10)

BOOKING: Members should complete the booking form received with their membership card and send it to the Programme Secretary before the visit. Places are normally allocated about a month prior to each visit.