Local History Group

The objective of this group is to learn about the history of Haddenham and its surrounding area by means of talks, videos, guided walks, visits and research. We have recently decided to widen the scope of the group to also look at history in its wider context.

Research is encouraged into topics such as the world wars, oral histories, manorial records, burial grounds, shops and businesses, family histories, and the histories of houses and buildings. Members conducting research share their findings at group meetings.

Group Leader

Mary Paterson on 01844 291919 or marypaterson208@gmail.com

This group is run by a team of members.


Venues vary according to the type of meeting. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm.


Costs vary according to the type of meeting, for example if there is a talk then contributions are needed to cover the speaker’s fees and room hire. A walk may incur no cost at all.

Next Events 

‘6,000 years of History in a Square Mile’

Meet in the lay by on the right hand side of the road coming from Prince’s Risborough direction just before Great Kimble Church (OS 826058 Sheet181). Please bring OS Explorer Map 181 if you can.

It is about 4 miles, some uphill and downhill and can be muddy in parts. There are a few stiles!

Lunch at Russell Arms at Butler’s Cross. Details re menu nearer the time.

If you are interested in joining the walk please contact Elaine Parkes emparkes26@gmail.com

Brian Bowman Wednesday 26 JUne 2019