Upcoming Events

17th October 2019 -

"Russian Revolution"

by Sean Lang who will describe the impact that the October Revolution had upon Cambridge town and gown.

Fulbourn Centre 7.30pm

21 November 2019 -

‘The Great Plague in Cambridge’

by Evelyn Lord. Tracing the arrival and progress of the Great Plague in Cambridge, this talk gives an account of the people and households affected by it.

Fulbourn Centre 7.30pm

12th December 2019 -

‘Old Time Christmas’

by Mike Hurst. The Society celebrates its annual party in style with nostalgia for Christmases past. Entry by Ticket only.

Fulbourn Centre 7.30pm

16th January 2020 -

‘Contested History’

by Martin Daunton who will discuss such questions as how should we now deal with uncomfortable events in the past like slavery? Should statues be removed or reinterpreted? Should we look for excluded voices to celebrate?

Fulbourn Centre 7.30pm


20st February 2020  -

‘The Remarkable Story of Heffers of Cambridge 1876-1999’

by Julia Bounford. Capturing the spirit of a past era of retail, publishing and printing, this talk portrays the character and style of Heffers, its people, the premises, outings, parties and the unexpected.

Fulbourn Centre 7.30pm

19th March 2020 -

‘Buried with their belts on, people and architecture at Cambridge Augustinian Priory’

by Craig Cessford. Recent excavations have provided a great deal of information on the lives and deaths of the people who lived in the Priory.

Fulbourn Centre 7.30pm

16th April 2020 -

Twentieth A.G.M. Preceded by Talk (t.b.c.)

Talks and events are open to the public. Non-members and guests entry £2.00 per person. Enquiries by email to info@fulbournhistory.org.uk

The Society will undertake research  of our archives at a charge of £20 per hour, including free domestic postage. International postage is £1.50.

Photo quality printing charges: A5 - £5   A4 - £8

Paypal payments may be sent to: paypal@fulbournhistory.org.uk

About the Fulbourn Village History Society 

President: Richard Townley                                                                         

Chair: Glynis Arber

Secretary: Rosemary Tristam                                       

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.


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 £7.00         Volume II 1851-1900 £10.00

    Volume III 1901-1930 £10.00     Volume IV 1931-1955 £8.50


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 50 to 80 people and guests are very welcome. Entry is £2.00 (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