Huntingdon Town Council

The Mayor of Huntingdon - Councillor David Cole

Huntingdon's Town Sign

Town Clerk: Philip Peacock
Town Hall, Market Hill
Huntingdon PE29 3PJ

What's On

We endeavour to publicise local events and are always pleased to be contacted with details. We cannot accept any responsibilities for external information provided nor any web-links.

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Workshop Wednesdays - Become a Civil War Solider

Workshop Wednesdays - Become a Civil War Solider

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 12:00

Become a Civil War Soldier

Wednesday 3 August, 12:00 - 16:00

Do you have what it takes to join the New Modelled Army and fight for Parliament? Join us and meet real Civil War soldiers, take part in training, and receive your recruitment certificate signed by Oliver Cromwell!

Training will take place every 30 minutes beginning at 12:00pm. No booking required, drop in only. Ages 6+.

Each Wednesday in August, join us at the Cromwell Museum to explore what it was like to live in the 17th century through hands-on and creative activities. Become a civil war soldier, create your own medal, meet a barber-surgeon, and dig into archaeology!

Part of University of Cambridge Museums Summer with the Museums programme. Find what else is on in Cambridgeshire this summer here: https://www.museums.cam.ac.uk/...

Venue:
Huntingdon Town Hall and Market Square
Contact:
museum@cromwellmuseum.com
Layered photograph showing the same house over many years. Courtesy of Cambridgeshire Archives

Who's Been Here? A House History Guide

Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:30

From maps, newspapers, photographs and a wealth of historical resources, Carys Fyson from Cambridgeshire Archives, will take a look at the many ways to discover the history of your house.

FREE (donations welcome). Advance booking required. Limited places. Collect a ticket from library. Call 0345 045 5225 or email Huntingdon.Referral@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

Adults only please.

Venue:
Huntingdon Library and Archives
Contact:
Huntingdon.Referral@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Leisure & Community Services Committee

Thu, 04 Aug 2022 18:30

A meeting of the Leisure & Community Services Committee

Venue:
Town Hall
Contact:
Town Clerk
Agenda:
Agenda, Leisure & Community Services Committee, 2022 08 04 (PDF, 9.2 Mb)
Image shows four lava lamps made with recycled bottles, on a background of shimmer lights.

Fun Science Fair for Children

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 10:00

Join us for a fun, science fair at the library. Get creative by making colourful Lava Lamps and Self-Propelled vehicles.

Free drop-in event from 10am to 12pm,

for children aged 4-11 years old.

For more information ask library staff or call 0345 045 5225 or email Huntingdon.referral@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Venue:
Huntingdon Library and Archives
Contact:
Huntingdon.Referral@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Workshop Wednesdays - Make your own Dunbar Medal

Workshop Wednesdays - Make your own Dunbar Medal

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 12:00

Make your own Dunbar Medal

Wednesday 10 August, 12:00 - 16:00

Drop in and make your own medal, like the ones Cromwell's soldiers received after the Battle of Dunbar in 1650. What victory will yours celebrate?

No booking required, drop in only. Ages 6+.

Each Wednesday in August, join us at the Cromwell Museum to explore what it was like to live in the 17th century through hands-on and creative activities. Become a civil war soldier, create your own medal, meet a barber-surgeon, and dig into archaeology!

Part of University of Cambridge Museums Summer with the Museums programme. Find what else is on in Cambridgeshire this summer here: https://www.museums.cam.ac.uk/events/summer-museums

Venue:
Huntingdon Town Hall and Market Square
Contact:
museum@cromwellmuseum.com
Workshop Wednesdays - Meet a Barber-Surgeon

Workshop Wednesdays - Meet a Barber-Surgeon

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 12:00

Meet a Barber-Surgeon

Wednesday 17 August, 12:00 - 16:00

What was medicine like during the 17th century? Meet a barber-surgeon, discover how illnesses and injuries were treated during the civil wars, and try your hand at making your own herbal remedy.

No booking required, drop in only. Ages 6+.

Each Wednesday in August, join us at the Cromwell Museum to explore what it was like to live in the 17th century through hands-on and creative activities. Become a civil war soldier, create your own medal, meet a barber-surgeon, and dig into archaeology!

Part of University of Cambridge Museums Summer with the Museums programme. Find what else is on in Cambridgeshire this summer here: https://www.museums.cam.ac.uk/events/summer-museums

Venue:
Huntingdon Town Hall and Market Square
Contact:
museum@cromwellmuseum.com
Image shows two paper craft set of minature drawers, and assorted children's trinkets

Victorian Curiosities with The Norris Museum

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 14:00

Handle real Victorian mystery objects. What do you think they might be? How do you think they may have been used? Make your own cabinet of curiosity and fill it with your own mystery treasures.

In partnership with The Norris Museum.

Booking Required—£1 per ticket for children aged 5-11

Sessions at 2pm - 3pm, and 3.30pm -4.30pm

To book a place ask at the library or call 0345 045 5225 or email Huntingdon.referral@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Venue:
Huntingdon Library and Archives
Contact:
Huntingdon.Referral@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Workshop Wednesdays - Discover Archaeology Activities

Workshop Wednesdays - Discover Archaeology Activities

Wed, 24 Aug 2022 12:00

Wednesday 24 August, 12:00 - 16:00

Explore archaeology in this jam-packed afternoon! Take part in drop-in activities, an archaeology workshop, and a talk by a real archaeozoologist about what they found while excavating the A14.

Amazing Archaeology Activities

12:00 – 16:00, Huntingdon Market Square

Drop in and explore archaeology. Take part in a mock dig and meet a real archaeologist! No booking required, drop in only. Ages 6+.

Each Wednesday in August, join us at the Cromwell Museum to explore what it was like to live in the 17th century through hands-on and creative activities. Become a civil war soldier, create your own medal, meet a barber-surgeon, and dig into archaeology!

Part of University of Cambridge Museums Summer with the Museums programme. Find what else is on in Cambridgeshire this summer here: https://www.museums.cam.ac.uk/events/summer-museums

Venue:
Huntingdon Town Hall and Market Square
Contact:
museum@cromwellmuseum.com
Archaeological animal bone – more than just rubbish! A Talk by Dr. Vicki Ewens

Archaeological animal bone – more than just rubbish! A Talk by Dr. Vicki Ewens

Wed, 24 Aug 2022 12:30

Archaeological animal bone – more than just rubbish! A Talk by Dr. Vicki Ewens

12:30 - 13:30, Huntingdon Town Hall

Archaeologists from MOLA Headland Infrastructure, working on behalf of National Highways, are running a free public talk at Huntingdon Town Hall about the amazing discoveries and stories that have come to light based on the analysis of the animal bone remains that were recovered during the excavations on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme (A14C2H) in Cambridgeshire. This talk will take place in the hall on Wednesday 24th August 2022 and there will be opportunity for Q+A.

Excavations on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme (A14C2H) in Cambridgeshire produced over 4 tonnes of animal bone. This talk, led by Dr Vicki Ewens, MOLA Senior Archaeozoologist, will provide further exciting information about how these remains were analysed and what the A14 animal bone remains can tell us about human-animal interactions across this landscape. You will hear about the actual animal bone remains found across the scheme, and you may well have seen recent news articles on the mass frog burials in The Guardian.

This is an unique opportunity to meet some of the archaeologists who were part of the team to excavate over 40 sites along the scheme covering around 234 hectares, and who are now studying the materials to develop a more detailed picture of human occupation in Cambridgeshire across millennia. Along with answering your questions, they'll be highlighting the recent discoveries as well as the techniques that they use.

This event is free to attend. Booking is required, although places may be available on the day. Ages 10+ are welcome (under-16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times).

Book here: Free Public Talk: Archaeological animal bone – more than just rubbish!

Venue:
Huntingdon Town Hall
Contact:
museum@cromwellmuseum.com
Masterclass Workshop: Archaeological animal bone – more than just rubbish!

Masterclass Workshop: Archaeological animal bone – more than just rubbish!

Wed, 24 Aug 2022 14:00


Masterclass Workshop: Archaeological animal bone – more than just rubbish!

14:00 - 16:00, Huntingdon Town Hall

Archaeologists from MOLA Headland Infrastructure, working on behalf of National Highways, are running a free Post Excavation Masterclass at Huntingdon Town Hall on the amazing discoveries and stories that have come to light based on the analysis of the animal bone remains that were recovered during the excavations on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme (A14C2H).

On Wednesday 24th August 2022 the historic Assembly Room in Huntingdon Town Hall will be transformed into a temporary archaeological laboratory where you will be able to get hands-on with some of the 4 tonnes of animal bone that was recovered during the excavations. This workshop, led by Dr Vicki Ewens, MOLA Senior Archaeozoologist, will provide you with an introduction into the techniques specialists use to analyse these remains.

Amongst other things you will discover:

  • What the bone can tell us about human-animal interactions across the local landscape.
  • Innovative techniques used in the industry and hear more about the different roles and career routes into archaeology

This is an unique opportunity to meet some of the archaeologists who were part of the team to excavate over 40 sites along the scheme covering around 234 hectares, and who are now studying the materials to develop a more detailed picture of human occupation in Cambridgeshire across millennia.

This event is free to attend. Booking is required, although places may be available on the day. Ages 10+ are welcome (under-16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times).

Book here: Masterclass Workshop

Venue:
Huntingdon Town Hall
Contact:
museum@cromwellmuseum.com

Media Sub Committee

Thu, 25 Aug 2022 18:30

A meeting of the Media Sub Committee

Venue:
Town Hall
Contact:
Town Clerk
Photograph of coloured paper weaved into a pattern.

Paper Weaving

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 10:00

Join us for a fun session of paper weaving. We will be using a range of different coloured and patterned paper to create our own woven pictures!

This craft event is suitable for 4-11yrs.

50p per child.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

For more information, please ask at the library or call 0345 045 525 or email: Huntingdon.referral@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Venue:
Huntingdon Library and Archives
Contact:
Huntingdon.Referral@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Town Council

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 18:30

A meeting of the Town Council

Venue:
Town Hall
Contact:
Town Clerk

Finance Sub Committee

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 19:30

A private and confidential meeting of the Finance Sub Committee

Venue:
Town Hall
Contact:
Town Clerk
Coneygear Community Day

Coneygear Community Day

Sun, 04 Sep 2022 09:58

An event for the whole community to enjoy. All activities will be free including goes on the inflatables, soft play for toddlers, arts & crafts, garden games, penalty shootout, hook a duck, face painting and glitter tattoo's ! We'll have some surprises coming up too so make sure you come along ! Bring a blanket, enjoy the music and purchase some great value food, which will kindly be sold by Diamond Hampers - they'll be selling picnic bags for a £1, afternoon tea boxes, burgers, hot dogs and ice-creams !

Venue:
Coneygear Park
Contact:
01480 388677