Welcome to the Society
Codicote Local History Society exists to further the study of local and family history in the Codicote area and to spread knowledge about this subject. We are pleased to welcome everyone who is interested in these topics.
The society was founded in 1980 and it now has about 60 full and about 25 corresponding members.
There is a programme of monthly talks and outings. Talks take place on 2nd Tuesday of the month from September to May in the Peace Memorial Hall, High Street, Codicote, at 7.30 for 8pm. Outings take place in evenings in June and July at about the same time of the month. A historical tour of a local site or settlement takes place one Sunday afternoon in September in lieu of an August meeting. Details for the next few months are given in Events.
Other events include a walk around the parish boundary in the Spring, normally the 1st Bank Holiday Monday in May, and exhibitions in the Peace Memorial Hall in early Spring and at the Village Day in mid-July. In even-numbered years the Spring exhibition takes the form of a Family History Day, where descendants of Codicote families from all over the UK meet up.
There are several research groups / working parties, including ones on Family History, Transportees, Exhibitions, and Photographs. Other members are individually researching subjects such as Codicote in Wartime and Codicote Medieval Manorial Rolls with help from the society.
The society has a lending library, from which members can borrow books, and archives, composed of photocopies, microfilms, and microfiches of historic documents, which members can also use.
We have a growing number of Publications, and the society also produces two quarterly newsletters, “Codicote Families” and “The Codicote Historian”, which are available by postal subscription.
We are always keen to hear from anyone who has family connections from the Codicote area, or who is interested in its history. If you can't attend monthly meetings, you can still keep in touch by becoming a Corresponding member and receiving copies of our quarterly newsletters.
Welcome What's On Programme 2012-13 History of Codicote
Family History Publications Features Landscape History Project
Photos from Past Activities Membership & Contact Details