Meldreth Local History Group is a community group. Its aims are to: research and record the history of the village and its environs; create and preserve an archive of local history which can be passed on to future generations; publish material, both in print and digital forms, for the benefit of the local community and others interested in the history of the village.
Since its formation in 2007, Meldreth Local History Group has been active in the community, holding coffee mornings, exhibitions and other events and encouraging the long term residents of the village to interact with one another, to reminisce about their past and to share any relevant documents or photographs in their possession. We have also helped family historians and genealogists by providing them with information on their ancestors.
We have held several Open Day exhibitions, each attended by several hundred people. We hold two coffee mornings each year, the last of which was attended by 40 people. We also have an oral history program: we record interviews with long term residents of the village and afterwards present them with a CD of their recording for their family to enjoy. Our latest project has been the creation of a website dedicated to the village's history.
We would welcome help. You do not need to live in the village or attend regular meetings as many of the tasks can be completed in your own time.
The tasks you could help us with include:
research at Cambridgeshire Archives and Cambridgeshire Collection;
searching old newspapers for references to Meldreth;
transcription of old documents;
editing of audio interviews;
taking photographs of Meldreth today;
family history research;
house history research;
creation of pages for our website