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'Aims to increase knowledge of the Abbey of Cwmhir in Radnorshire, Powys, Wales where Llywelyn our Last Prince is believed to be buried ... Talks, leaflets, booklets, field trips and other activities, which are open to the public as well as members, to explore the history of Central Wales ... All public lectures will also be recorded and made available on the Web Site.'

'Steel tycoon, stockbroker, writer, lecturer, entrepreneur, philanthropist - Andrew Carnegie was one of the great Scots of the 19th century. His life has left a huge legacy, but as his birthplace cottage testifies he came from humble beginnings ... Discover how Carnegie set up his businesses in Pittsburgh, USA and how he became the richest man in the world.'

'Considered the world’s first garden suburb, Bedford Park continues to retain its identity, community spirit and unique character bequeathed by the inspiration and genius of its original founder and architects ... The Society has been part of the community for over 50 years, with strong links to other local organisations. Our parties, lectures and other events, such as our annual meeting, are a chance for members to meet each other and chat informally to the committee.'

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'The world’s only remaining home of Benjamin Franklin opened to the public for the first time on 17 January 2006, Franklin’s 300th birthday, as a dynamic museum and educational facility ... The House today brings history and innovation to life though the Historical Experience; Architectural Tours; the Student Science Centre, which serves over 2000 students each year in the building and in the community; and some 40 public events of the Robert H Smith Scholarship Centre.'

'Berkhamsted Castle Trust provides education about, promotes and maintains Berkhamsted Castle, Hertfordshire. It fosters use and enjoyment of the castle by the public, and undertakes historical research or archaeological investigation into the castle and people or events of historical significance connected to it ... Berkhamsted is the location where, in early December 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, accepted the surrender of the English nobles following the Battle of Hastings and became “the Conqueror”.'

'See history brought to life and discover the story of the Black Country at our open-air living museum. Meet our historic characters who’ll show you what it was like to live and work in one of the first industrialised landscapes in Britain as you explore 26 acres of reconstructed shops, pubs and houses.'

'Established in 1967 to Support, Record, Preserve & Celebrate the distinct Character and Nature of the West Midlands area known since 1846 as "The Black Country" ... The Black Country Society delivers a program of Events each year and invites all members to join in and attend. If you are a Member bring a friend, everyone is welcome! Events are arranged to suit all ages and interests and include talks on specific subjects, walks around areas of historic and local interest, guided tours, visits to special locations, museums, business establishments and places of historic interest. The Society also invites Members to attend specialist book and other publication launches where they can meet the author and purchase signed copies.'

'Hitchin holds a unique place in the history of education as it boasts the world’s last remaining purpose-built Monitorial schoolroom. The grade II* listed building opened in 1837, but the school was founded in 1810, a full 80 years before the government finally provided free elementary education for all.'

'Built in 1704, Burgh House is a grade-1 listed Queen Anne house, situated in the heart of Hampstead Village.' Today, 'Burgh House is an independent, self-funding charity and a dynamic space for art, events and history. Our purpose is to provide a welcoming space where everyone can discover the rich heritage of Hampstead, through engaging with our collection and participating in a diverse programme of cultural events including exhibitions, talks, concerts and workshops'.

'Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital’s city centre, Cardiff Castle’s Romanesque walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history.'

'Aims to promote the community's heritage and culture to build a strong, successful community. We use natural as well as cultural heritage as a vehicle for regeneration and improving educational opportunities. We have promoted access to the waterways, local woodland and other green spaces, developed educational opportunities and community involvement in natural and industrial heritage projects and celebrations.'

'Castleshaw is a hamlet in the Saddleworth parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham in Greater Manchester, England. It lies amid the Pennines ... Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Castleshaw is most notable for the Castleshaw Roman fort, the remains of an ancient castrum.' [Wikipedia]

'Chiswick House, built between 1726 and 1729 is one of the earliest and most important neo-Palladian villas in England ... By the 20th century, the House and Gardens were in decline and in 1929 the reduced estate was sold to Middlesex County Council. In 1948, ownership of the house passed to the Ministry of Works, which embarked on a restoration campaign aimed at returning the villa to its original size and design and the gardens to their original layout. Following a major restoration project, which finished in 2010 with £12m support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, London Borough of Hounslow and English Heritage Trust formed the independent Chiswick House and Gardens Trust to unify the care of the House and Gardens ... Today we welcome over one million visitors every year. Our vision is simple – we want to be here for everyone, every day.'

'City Culture Peterborough delivers a year-round programme of events across our venues and beyond to promote the city’s cultural fabric.

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'Formed in 2000 by a small group of villagers anxious to see the heritage of the area preserved for ever. Our mandate has not wavered - to study record and stimulate interest in the heritage of our two villages and their surrounding areas. Our membership fluctuates between 40 to 50 members. The Society organises and manages an annual programme of twelve open meetings in which it invites knowledgeable speakers to talk on a wide variety of subjects of local, national and international interest.'

'Copped Hall is a fine Georgian mansion that is currently under restoration. It is superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. The mansion and gardens are situated on a site of ancient human habitation. Many important buildings, from the Medieval, Tudor and Elizabethan eras were demolished prior to the present mansion being built and enlarged by the Victorians ... The aim of the Trust is to permanently protect the site, carefully restore Copped Hall and its gardens for educational, cultural and community benefit. Copped Hall and its gardens are strictly private, open only for advertised events.'

'We are an independant heritage centre for the study of our county’s buildings and landscapes which first opened to the public in 2009 ... You are invited to join us at the DRA, at 7pm on the first Thursday of every month, to learn about aspects of Devon’s history, archaeology and architecture, through a series of special talks.' The Archive is based in the rural location of Shilstone, near Modbury: 'Please note that Shilstone is not on a public transport route, and vehicular access is via narrow country lanes with limited passing places.'

'Discover Downham is run by the Downham Market & District Heritage Society. The Society is operating as a "social enterprise", in that it raises funds through donations, membership fees, admission fees to its talks and visits, hire of rooms, and through the sale of postcards and notelets depicting local scenes painted by one of its members.'

'Dr Johnson’s House is a Grade 1 listed small historic town house in the City of London. We are an independent, fully accredited museum ... The house has three members of staff and a dedicated team of volunteers who together run a vibrant programme of education workshops, exhibitions and events.'

The Mission of the Erasmus Darwin Foundation is 'to promote international awareness of the life and achievements of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) and the manner in which they relate to today’s world and to do this in a way that is enjoyable and easily understood by all'. Erasmus Darwin House is 'a stunning Grade I listed Georgian house with a Palladian front a stone’s throw away from Lichfield Cathedral'. Amongst a range of events, the House organizes the Lunar Lectures Series, held monthly 'on the night of the full moon'.

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'There are many different heritage groups working in the region with many operating in isolation and the network developed from a common interest in sharing learning and offering mutual support. The network is open to all organisations from across the region including museums, libraries, local history groups and archaeology societies. The network is free and open to all heritage groups.'  There are 'various events by our members, all actively promoted here and elsewhere, for all to enjoy'.

'The Fowey Harbour Heritage Society was established in 2012 as a successor to a successful Heritage Lottery funded project. Initiated by Fowey Town Forum, the original project created large information boards around the harbour to give heritage and tourist information, established a talk series, created a website, and trained and accredited local guides to help visitors and residents discover more about the area ...  From July to April each year the Society arranges a series of talks held in Fowey, Bodinnick and Polruan. These are open to all and Members have reduced price entry.'

'An architectural heritage charity dedicated to preserving the beautiful and unique churches found within the square mile of the City of London ... Members of the Friends of the City Churches participate in a full programme of City Events, including talks, concerts, visits and outings, and receive a lively, informative Skyline magazine published four times each year ... We now have over 1200 members, with a growing number of supporters subscribing from the USA, Canada and continental Europe.'

'The Society is for all those interested in the history and culture of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. We promote scholarship of subjects relating to the Georgian period ... The Society is involved in a number of events around the year, some of which it is the organiser, and others in which it is an active participant or which it wishes to promote to a wider audience ... There are also regular visits to properties inside and outside East Yorkshire.'

'Heritage Lincolnshire are a local charity working to conserve the rich history of the county for the benefit of people who live and work in the area ... Our charitable aims are lifelong education, building conservation and archaeological fieldwork and research. We also have a national reputation for the conservation and re-use of historic buildings and for delivering innovative activities that engage and enthuse local people.'

'With a great reputation for our historic buildings, museums, gallery collections and rolling arts programmes we aim to project the Lake District’s distinctive cultural legacy, keep the stories of this amazing region alive and seed the artists and makers of tomorrow ... We represent the lives of the people of Cumbria past and present. They inform and steer our stimulating, award-winning attractions: Abbot Hall; Blackwell; Lakeland Museum and Windemere Jetty Museum. We connect with our visitors on land and on water.'

'The Society is for all those who love London. It was founded in 1912 by a group of eminent Londoners concerned about the lack of planning in the capital ... Today we continue to be the society for all those who love London and as such, we strive to be representative of the city and its communities ... We are building up a full programme of events to inform and engage the widest possible audience with tours, walks, roundtable discussions, debates and lectures. We aim to bring urban enthusiasts together to collectively contend with the challenges of the 21st century city.'

'We are a registered Charity ... committed to supporting the work of Manx National Heritage ... As a member of FMNH, you can play a role in conserving the cultural heritage and natural environment of the Isle of Man for future generations to enjoy. We provide funds for the purchase of important works or art and artefacts for the National collection, land and buildings of national interest for the Nation, and provide volunteers to assist MNH staff for projects.'

'Meetings, which are social occasions, usually consist of a talk on some aspect of mills and milling and are held in the Birmingham area once a month on a Saturday afternoon ... Membership is open to individuals, families or groups - anyone who shares the aims of the Midland Wind and Water Mills Group ... The Society was founded in 1976 and is concerned with the study of the history and technology of mills of all types and especially their preservation and restoration.'

'The Newport Medieval Ship is a fifteenth century merchant vessel unearthed in the heart of Newport in 2002. Work on the Riverfront arts centre was paused while excavations could take place, and the timbers have since been undergoing a lengthy conservation process so the ship can be displayed to the public ...The Friends of the Newport Ship is a charity that relies on its members for their support and to demonstrate the continued interest in the Newport Ship; in short the Newport Ship needs YOU. By joining you will have access to many of the activities that we organise throughout the year from talks by members of the society and the Ship’s archaeological team to social evenings.'

'Northumberland is England's northernmost county, bounded to the East by the North Sea, to the North by Scotland, to the west by the county of Cumbria, and to the South by County Durham. Its history, heritage and culture reflect the diversity of landscapes, occupations and lifestyles which have evolved over many centuries ... The purpose of the Northumbriana website is to gather into one place, into a single internet resource, as much material as possible relevant to the aim of preserving the proud history, heritage, language and culture of this unique county. Northumbriana welcomes links to any Northumberland based website with content in line with this purpose.'

'Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is one of Cheshire's hidden gems. Once home to a medieval church, this is the most excavated monastic site in Europe. Visitors can explore the 12th century undercroft with beautiful vaulted ceiling and the priory ruins showing the layout of the medieval buildings. The museum displays thousands of objects discovered at the site, which tell the 900 year history from priory to mansion house and the stories of the people who lived here.'

'The Friends of Reading Abbey was founded to promote awareness of the Abbey’s importance, to encourage interest in and understanding of its history and architecture, and to support the preservation of the ruins.
It sponsors public lectures on subjects associated with the history of the Abbey twice a year; publishes a regular newsletter and organises a summer outing.'

'Redfern’s Cottage features five museum galleries that chart the story of Uttoxeter from a small Anglo-Saxon settlement to the modern town of today ... Join us for our Uttoxeter inspired events programme from lectures and performances to walking tours and re-enactments taking place at Redfern’s Cottage and in Uttoxeter. Plus during the school holidays we’ll have a range of drop-in activities perfect for families. Events are free.'

'The Regency Society was founded to protest against the potential destruction of Brighton and Hove's historic heritage, and we still work to ensure that our historic townscape and buildings are protected by contributing to Council discussions, promoting our views and advocating good practice. Our interest is not restricted to the Regency period despite our name. We are keen to support the construction and conservation of high quality townscape and buildings from every era and have a lively interest in the future development of our town and the issues which confront it in the 21st century ... We hold regular lectures, discussions and social events throughout the winter months.'

'The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe. Once the site of one of the great religious spas of the ancient world; the people of Roman Britain came to the site to worship the goddess Sulis Minerva and bathe in the waters of the natural thermal springs, which still flow with hot water today.  Today visitors can explore the Roman Baths complex, walk on the original Roman pavements and see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. The museum collection, located next to the bathing complex, includes a gilt bronze head of the Goddess Sulis Minerva, and other Roman artefacts.'

''The perfect family day out. Come and enjoy our amazing gardens, follow the woodland sculpture trail and discover a unique collection of vintage aircraft, all set in 875 acres of parkland at Old Warden Park ... 2022 sees the launch of a new lunchtime talks programme at Shuttleworth. Each week, we will specialise in an area of Shuttleworth’s activities that will be of interest to generalists as well as those with a special interest in our areas of expertise.'

'The Arkwright Society is 'an educational charity devoted to the rescue of industrial heritage buildings and helping to preserve the precious built and natural landscape in and around Cromford ... From family fun weekends to lectures, guided tours, off-site visits, exhibitions ... there is something for everyone'.

'SLHA promotes an interest in all aspects of Lincolnshire's heritage.'  Amongst a range of activities, the Society 'arranges lectures and other events about Lincolnshire’s history and archaeology'.

'The Society exists to promote the study of archaeology, natural history, local history and historic buildings with particular reference to the historic County of Somerset, and is an important point of contact for anyone with an interest in understanding and protecting the heritage of Somerset.'

Founded in 1979 to record and study the traditional houses and buildings of this historic county. In particular, farmhouses, cottages, the smaller manor houses and barns which are in the local style and built of local materials ... A series of talks and visits for Group members is arranged during the year ... Evening meetings are held monthly from October to May ... Membership is open to all, expert and non expert alike. The Group has a membership of some 70 people from all walks of life.'

'Purposes of the Society: * to promote public interest in, and improve public knowledge of, the architecture, archaeology and history of St Albans and Hertfordshire; * to work to secure the protection of monuments, structures or other features of architectural, historical or archaeological interest in the area; * to maintain its own library; * to encourage the preservation, and the deposit in suitable collections, of written documents, in any format, and material of historical interest.'

'St Martin’s is a parish church in the liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England. It was founded in 1870 by a local family who, influenced by the Oxford Movement and the ritual revival in the Church of England, wished to establish a church where Anglo-Catholic ceremonial would be observed. To create a worthy setting for this, the church employed prominent architects and designers over a period of fifty years. The church now stands as a treasury of work by artists in the English Arts and Crafts Movement. It is a Grade II* Listed Building, and thus of national significance.'

'Dedicated to the study and dissemination of the archaeology, historic environment, history and heritage of Staffordshire although our membership activities range further afield. Membership is open to all who share this interest. The Society offers its members a programme of lectures, visits and events.'

'Formed in 1993 to provide an opportunity for anyone with an interest in historic buildings, to develop and share their knowledge with like-minded individuals ... Evening meetings featuring guest lecturers are held in the autumn and winter months. We hold an annual social event with an eminent speaker at Christmas ... Evening Meetings at Haughley Barn are free to SHBG members: there is a charge of for non-members. Prior booking is not required.'

'The Suffolk Preservation Society (SPS) is the only countywide amenity society dedicated to protecting and promoting the special historic and landscape qualities of Suffolk ... We fight through the planning system to protect our built and natural heritage and to see that new development is sustainable, proportionate, well designed and respectful to Suffolk’s vernacular ... We encourage debate and interest in the subject of sustainable development that does not set the county in aspic but keeps Suffolk both growing AND beautiful.'

'Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site.'  The Sutton Hoo Society organise the annual Basil Brown Lecture - plus other lectures and talks from time to time. The National Trust also have occasional talks and lectures.

'A volunteer group whose purpose is adding to the knowledge of the archaeologically rich area of Upper Wharfedale and the surrounding landscapes ... Throughout the year we run a programme of talks and walks covering a wide range of heritage related subjects which are open to the public.'

'Step back in time! Enjoy rescued rural buildings, set in 40 acres of the South Downs National Park, depicting 1000 years of rural life in South East England ... From our historic life weekends, exhibitions, courses in traditional trades and crafts and seasonal activities, to a selection of open-air theatre for you to enjoy against the backdrop of our beautiful Museum, there really is something for everyone.'

'Whitehall Historic House is an impressive feature at the heart of the picturesque village of Cheam. A landmark in the Cheam Village Conservation Area, with the distinct white weatherboarding, projecting upper storey, and sloping porch, the building stands out as something special.'

'Whithorn is the site of the earliest Christian community in Scotland, which created the first inscribed Christian monument – known as the Latinus stone – around 450AD ... During the summer and autumn of 2020, the Whithorn Trust and AOC Archaeology Group co-hosted a series of lectures focussing on Whithorn and Galloway in the early medieval period. They were put together as part of the development stage of a new project through which we hope to build a reconstruction of Whithorn’s late 8th-early 9th century Northumbrian church. '

'The Williamson Tunnels are a labyrinth of tunnels and underground caverns under the Edge Hill district of Liverpool in north-west England. They were built in the first few decades of the 1800s under the control of a retired tobacco merchant called Joseph Williamson. The purpose of their construction is not known with any certainty. Theories range from pure philanthropy, offering work to the unemployed of the district, to religious extremism, the tunnels being an underground haven from a predicted Armageddon. Although some of the tunnels have been lost over the years, a lot of them still exist today, under what is now a residential area. One section of the tunnels has been cleared and renovated and is open to the public. The remaining parts of the labyrinth are closed, with many suspected tunnels yet to be rediscovered ... Friends of Williamson's Tunnels is a voluntary organisation which is trying to find and excavate the whole of the system. We are one of the biggest local history societies in Britain ... Monthly meetings for FoWT members continue to be held ... on the first Monday of each month, starting at 6.00 pm. As well as hearing the latest news about the tunnels, you can enjoy an interesting talk from one of our guest speakers.'

'The Society exists to protect and enhance the principal Conservation Areas which include the Village core and Wollaton Park. In order to do that the Society encourages historic research and seeks to encourage people living in all parts of Wollaton and Wollaton Park to learn more about the history of the area and thereby to help ensure its survival and conservation. In order to achieve that, the Society holds a number of talks on local history during winter months and, in the summer, in addition to opening the Dovecote Museum, provides a number of guided walks around the area of greater Wollaton and visits to other historical sites of interest.'

'Formed in 1982 ... by a small group of enthusiasts who shared interests in history and archaeology. Many were particularly concerned with learning more about the local events which shaped the area from the earliest times ... Meetings are held ... on the first Wednesday of each month (except for the months of June, July and August) when usually an illustrated talk is given by a guest speaker.'

'In 1799 William Wordsworth arrived in Grasmere aged 29, largely unknown and writing innovative poetry in a new style. Whilst living at Dove Cottage with his family, Wordsworth wrote many of his greatest poems and his sister Dorothy kept her Grasmere journal ... From book launches to writing groups to poetry nights, there’s always something going on at Wordsworth Grasmere. This year many of our events take place online, so you can join in from own home.'

'The York House Society is Twickenham's oldest amenity society. It was formed in 1924 from the committee of councillors and local residents that was originally set up in 1922, to persuade the then Urban District Council to buy York House for conversion to a town hall ... It has no political allegiance. It is concerned with York House and the central area of Twickenham and its river frontage. Among the objects of the Society are preservation of the historic character of the neighbourhood, its architectural qualities, public gardens, parkland and riverside.'

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