The History Society’s scheduled presentations and meetings have been cancelled until further notice owing to the Covid-19.

Further updates will be added to this website as the situation changes.



The History Society normally meets once a month, normally in Shepherdswell Village Hall.

Every other month we aim to host a talk about a history-related topic that we feel would be of interest to our members. The topics range from medieval to second world war and from local to national.

The talks are delivered by a wide range of historians and researchers, usually experts in their field, and have a reputation for being informative and entertaining.

In between these, our History Nights are friendly and informal evenings in which we share information about local history. It is rare not to hear some new and interesting facts about past life. There is always an opportunity to do online research about family or local history, aided by genealogists. History Nights also discuss our on-going projects, which this year include: 

  • ambitious plans for a permanent memorial to all who participated in the Great War;
  • mapping and researching the graves and monuments in Saint Andrews Churchyard and Church;
  • plans to protect and place signage at the site of ‘Three Barrow Down’.

Two other events that regularly happen during the year are our ‘Walk Through Time’ in June and our ‘Big History Day’ in September. For more information about these click on the link in the Events Schedule below.

~ The 2020 Programme of Events is currently suspended during the Coronavirus lockdown. ~

The 2020 Programme is as follows: (may be subject to confirmation / alteration)

  • January 30th: History Night

  • February 27th: Bones, Bodies & Burials with Dr. Ellie Williams.
    For more information, click here.

The following events will hopefully be re-scheduled for later in the year.

  • March 26th: Rehearsing Armageddon: The Regional Seats of Government & FALLEX62 with Len Howell.
    For more information, click here.
  • April 30th: The War in Dhofar with Mark Watson
    For more information, click here.

Other events planned, but subject to re-scheduling once lockdown is over.

  • Family History Night with Carol Howell
  • A Walk Through Time with Keith Roberts (Coxhill, Botolph (Butter) St & Halfway St.) – (Now cancelled for 2020)
  • The Methodist Chapel – 150th Anniversary
  • Big History Day – ‘Our Village Pubs’ – (Now cancelled for 2020)
  • Jane Austen – Who she was and why she matters with Susan Civale
  • Waldershare History and Heritage with Colin Varrall.
  • 30 years of “Bother on the Hover” with Brian Laverick-Smith. (2021)

Watch this space!


  • Talks – Members Free; Non-members £3
  • History Nights – Members Free; £1 non-members
  • Annual Membership available on the door for just £10.

For information about past events, click here.

All meetings are at 7.30pm in Shepherdswell Village Hall, unless otherwise indicated.