Caring for the Future of
Cambridgeshire Association for Local History
For general enquires and to contact the Association click here
for Local History Membership
CALH Membership year is from
1st April to 31st March each year
All membership enquiries should be addressed to the Membership Secretary at:
CALH Membership Secretary
PO Box 1112,
Tel : 01223 514615 firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecting the People of
Cambridgeshire with their Past
Association Subscription Fees
Association subscriptions are payable on joining and annually
on April 1st each year: (if you join in January, February or March
your subscription will extend to 31st March the following year)
||Joint/Family (see below)
Individual Membership of the Association by many of Cambridgeshire's enthusiastic local, social and family historians has brought a wide diversity and range of interests to the Association and the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History is also always willing to help our Individual, Family, and Corporate members with local & family history enquiries & indeed any society issues and if we cannot help you directly, we are normally always able to send you to someone who can help.
Our individual and family members can attend our lectures for free, while members attending from our corporate societies will be asked to pay just £1 each. Guests and non-members interested in local, social and family history are more than welcome to attend, for an entrance fee of £2.50 per lecture.
We hold monthly lectures usually in Cambridge, from October to May. Speakers at our monthly meetings cover a wide range of subjects.
In April, we hold our Annual Conference and in June, we hold our annual Gathering and history awards; both of these are held in an outlying Cambridgeshire village or town.
In the summer months, we arrange an extensive range of excursions and visits to place of historical interest both locally and further afield.
Joint Membership: is the same as the above and applies to any two members living at same address; who will share one set of association publicity, news, will receive one copy of the Review, the Preview, Speakers List and the Bulletin or any other paperwork at each mail out.
Corporate Membership of the Association by Cambridgeshire's
local, family & social history clubs and societies or any other
organisation with similar aims and objectives is strongly
encouraged. The more united the Cambridgeshire history
community is, the more chance we have of effecting change
and guaranteeing the future provision of research, archives
and local studies facilities in the county.
The benefits of all classes of membership are wide ranging:
- Free copy of the Cambs. Gazetteer "Preview"
- Free copy of the annual "Review"
- Online & Published Cambridgeshire Speakers List
- Comprehensive information & contact based website & links for your Society
- Free copy of our Newsletter, the "Bulletin"
- Free entry to affiliated groups events
- Free help and advice on all history related matters
- Email-based Cambridgeshire History News Network
- Representation at County level of Council and Advisory Groups
- Free or reduced entry to CALH Events and Excursions
The Cambridgeshire Association for Local History has an umbrella role that we carry out on behalf of all our various membership classes ranging right across Cambridgeshire, we take this very seriously and will always be there to support our membership.
There are now over 96 local, social & family history societies in Cambridgeshire and since 1951 we have been representing all your interests on the various advisory panels both locally & nationally are members of the British Association for Local History. Our representative currently hold the chairmanship of the Cambridgeshire Advisory Group on Archives and Local Studies.
The Association also has a lively award winning website, where you can get all the latest news
As a corporate society, your members will all be entitled to reduced entrance to all the Association’s lectures and the opportunity to join us on our spring conference and summer outings at reduced cost.
Your society will receive a free copy of our information gazetteer, the PREVIEW, our annual journal the ‘REVIEW’, our newsletter the ‘BULLETIN’ and notification of the Society’s conferences and excursions.
The Cambridgeshire Association for Local History is also always willing to help our Individual, Family, and Corporate members with Local & Family History enquiries & indeed any Society issues and if we cannot help you directly, we are normally always able to send you to someone who can help.
Whilst the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History has a greatly valued mutual and long standing and ongoing relationship with the Cambridge Antiquarian Society (CAS), each having a permanent representative on each others governing councils.
They are however, completely independent of each other, so while the close relationship does bring benefits to CALH members.
It should be noted that membership of the affiliated or corporate membership of the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History, does not mean or represent corporate membership of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society and corporate membership of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, does not mean or represent corporate membership of the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History.
Applying for Membership of the
Cambridgeshire Association for Local History:
The Cambridgeshire Association for Local History application forms are available on the right hand side - these should be should be printed off, completed by hand and sent by post to
the Membership Secretary at the address above.
It would help us enormously if you would complete the bankers order form (full details are on the form) or alternatively by enclosing
payment by cheque.