Prestbury History


New Programme for 2017 Announced!

Please see our Meetings & Events page for further details our 2017 programme.

January 23rd         History of Winchcombe – Carol Harris

February 27th      Prestbury’s Military Connections – Tony Noel

March 27th           (The AGM) ‘A trip to Southam De la Bere 1879’ – Michael Cole

April 24th              Prestbury Manor Court Rolls – Norman Baker

May 22nd               Prestbury’s Stables & Jockeys – Val Porter

June 26th               Village History Walk (NEW route for 2016!)

September 25th    Archive & Quiz evening

October 23rd         Prestbury School – Rebecca Sillence

November 27th     TBC – Michelle Rees

Prestbury Village Fete

Prestbury Village Fete to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.Village Fete

Prestbury: Past & Present Vol. 1


We are excited to be introducing our new publication Prestbury: Past & Present Vol. 1, which is the beginning of a series of volumes.  We are very pleased to have Michael Cole as author of the first in the series, with his depth of knowledge of Prestbury local history and his experience in writing articles and books in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Copies can be purchased for £10 at our meetings or from:

  • Prestbury Post Office, The High Street
  • Prestbury Library, The Burgage

For more information please see the article on page 2 of our Spring Newsletter 2016.

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Spring Newsletter

The Spring Newsletter is now available to view from our Newsletters page. Happy Easter to all our members. See you at our next talk on April 4th at 7:30pm.

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Change to Programme

We have made a slight change to the programme of events advertised.

April 4th will now be Lost & Forgotten: Prestbury’s demolished buildings by Michael Cole

October 24th will now be Trouble at Church by Lynda Hodges

Just a reminder that we don’t have a talk during March but will have two meetings in April instead. Our next talk will be MONDAY April 4th at 7:30pm at the WI Hall.

Notice of AGM February 22nd at 7:30pm


The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place on February 22nd at the W.I. Hall at 7.30pm.   The business of the AGM usually only takes about 20 minutes and is then followed by a presentation.  In this case our Chairman, Tony Noel, will be sharing with us the research he has been doing into the history of the post in Prestbury.

You are reminded that nominations for the Committee must be in writing, signed by the nominee, and given to the Secretary at least seven days before the meeting.  Propositions concerning the affairs of the Society (except amendments to the Constitution – see Constitution Item 13) should, when possible, be notified to the Secretary in advance of the meeting.

The proposed revised version of the constitution is attached to this email.  The changes to the existing constitution are clarifications and corrections.

Best wishes

Norman Baker (Secretary)

First 2016 meeting Monday 25th January

The Early Years of Prestbury with Norman Baker

Dont forget to join us tonight at the W.I. Hall (Monday 25th January) starting at 7:30pm

New Programme for 2016

Our new programme for 2016 has been announced and will be added to the website shortly. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting in January.

(Membership can be renewed at the January meeting at a cost of £10. We are always pleased to welcome new members and guests.)

January 25th          The Early Years of Prestbury – Norman Baker

February 22nd       (The AGM) The Prestbury Post – Tony Noel

April 4th                   Trouble at Church – Lynda Hodges

April 25th                 Our Thatched Heritage – David Jones

May 23rd                 The History of St Mary’s Church – Lynda Hodges

June 27th                 Village History Walk

September 26th     Archive & Quiz evening
- David Jones & Rebecca Sillence

October 24th            Lost & Forgotten: Prestbury’s demolished buildings – Michael Cole

November 28th     Pittville – with John Simpson & Steve Blake



Prestbury Remembers WWI 2-5pm 11th OCTOBER @ St Mary’s

Don’t forget to come along to the free exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Prestbury from 2-5pm. There will be tea & cakes on sale plus free memorial trail booklets and children’s activities. We also have on display the medals of three Prestbury brothers who lived in the Burgage. Everyone welcome.

Meetings resume Monday 28th September 7:30pm

Don’t forget to come along to our meeting tonight!

Val Porter will be looking at The Craven’s Influence in Prestbury

Join us at the W.I. Hall on Monday 28th September at 7:30pm.