The Archives now are extensive and cover all aspects of life in Potton from many eras. The contain old maps, photographs sketches drawings and paintings, documents, newspaper cuttings, scrapbooks, personal accounts and stories, historic records from individuals and such as record books and invoices from the Town Council and small businesses. Using Census returns, much has been learned about trades and occupations.
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A Busy Meeting
Hand Drawn Map of Potton
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A good selection of local material, has been put into a series o publications. These are all produced and written by various Society members and can be purchased for a small fee.
There are also two Souvenir Tea Towels depicting local places of interest.
See our Publications Order Page for an order form.
Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month, unless otherwise notified. Meetings are held in Potton Community Centre in Brook End, SG19 2QS and start at 8pm, unless advertised differently. Visits to local places of interest are also arranged, mainly during the Summer months.
The Society was formed on the occasion of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 by a group of enthusiasts who realised that Potton had a rich history but not much was known about it by the population at that time. The early years were spent gathering this information together and building up an archive to aid further research. Today, our archive of material of all types is extensive and is going through a digitising process with the aim of getting it on line for people to access and study.
Many publications on a number of topics have been produced and many are on sale locally in some shops, or can be purchased directly from the Society.
Monthly meetings are held in Potton Community Centre, Brookend, many with speakers from other areas and backgrounds presenting interesting topics from other parts of Bedfordshire and other nearby locations.