President: Richard Townley                                                                         

Chair: Glynis Arber

Secretary: Timothy Vaughan-Lane                                        

Treasurer: Ian Harrison

Who We Are

Formed in 1999, Fulbourn Village History Society has maintained a loyal and supportive membership base from amongst local residents of Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire and neighbouring villages.

What We Do

A brief review of the objectives set down in our Constitution gives some idea of the aims of our Society, and how these are carried out.

The first objective is to research, keep and maintain records of all aspects of the Village’s social and historical development.

We have a dedicated secure storage area for Archive material situated in the Committee Room of The Fulbourn Centre, 1 Home End, Fulbourn, CB21 5BS. Opening hours are Monday and Wednesday morning from 10.00 a.m. until noon. During these times, informed help in locating relevant material for research into family and institutions with Fulbourn connections is available.  Please contact Fulbourn Village History Society to arrange an appointment.

The second objective is to publish periodic reports on aspects of village history.

Fulbourn Village History Society produce the following publications written by the late Don Crane.


    Volume I 1750-1850 £10.00          Volume II 1851-1900 £10.00          Volume III 1901-1930 £10.00   

    Volume IV 1931-1955 £10.00        Volume V 1955-1966 £10.00   


Compiled by Members of the Fulbourn Branch of the Royal British Legion, Fulbourn Village History Society and Fulbourn Village Library Writing Group:

     FULBOURN WAR MEMORIAL: the Men who gave their lives in the Great War   £2.50

    THE STORY OF FULBOURN’S RED CROSS V.A.D. HOSPITAL 1914-1918 – by Glynis Arber  £5.00

We undertook research into the medieval settlement patterns of the village, and published our findings in a report entitled “IN SEARCH OF FULBOURN #. IBSN 0-9552852-0-8 (Available free to members or by email or CD for £5.00)

The third objective is to stage from time to time, displays and exhibitions.

At the Fulbourn Feast held on the last Sunday in June, Fulbourn Village History Society organises an Exhibition of photographs and/or documents associated with the parish.

The fourth objective is to operate a programme of regular meetings.

These take place in the large meeting room of The Fulbourn Centre, Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BS, on the third Thursday of the month from October to May. Speakers talk on a varied range of topics, mostly related to local or social history. We have an attendance of between 40 to 60 people and guests are very welcome. Entry is £3.00 (members free). Doors open 7.30 p.m.

Fulbourn Village History Society Archive Collection Includes:

Computer software for both our Accessions database and for Family History Research.

Artefacts mostly relating to social history.

Press Cuttings from local newspapers and magazines on topics with links to Fulbourn dating from the 1980’s to the present.

Maps and Reference books on the history, geology, architecture, archaeology etc. of the local area. About 120 are available on loan (including the Fulbourn Chronicles).

Over 8000 Photographs associated with Fulbourn (from the 1870’s to the present day). They are stored in folders for reference and have also been digitised, which can improve legibility.

Register of Electors and Census Returns (1841-1901) for Fulbourn available as hard copies. Census details for the years 1841,1851, 1871, 1881, 1891, and 1901 are also on a computer database which makes it easier to search for information.

Lists of names on the Fulbourn War Memorial and on headstones in St Vigor’s and United Reformed churchyards.

Copies of Draft (1806) and Final (1814) Enclosure Map of Fulbourn Parish. They have also been digitised.

Extracts from Fulbourn Parish Minute Book (1859-1990).

Transcriptions of Wills drawn up by Fulbourn inhabitants, dating from the 16th century.

A survey by English Heritage of Ancient buildings in Fulbourn, compiled in 1951.

For information on how to purchase any of our publications, or to make arrangements to use our research facilities, please email us at info@fulbournhistory.org.uk