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Welcome to the Cogenhoe & Whiston Heritage Society

Membership of the society is open to anyone who shares our aims and costs £8 per year (£14 family), see here.

The Society’s objective is to study, record and stimulate interest in the history and heritage of the two villages situated between the A45 and the A428 roads a few miles east of Northampton,

 Monthly open meetings are held with interesting and engaging speakers on our heritage and the society has a number of members who also give talks on subjects of interest. See programme. Meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of the month at Cogenhoe Village Hall starting at 7.30pm.

 Entry to open meetings is £3 for members and £4 for non-members.

Members also receive our monthly magazine ‘Our Heritage Matters’. You will find the front and contents pages here.

Forthcoming meetings

Our next presentation will be on Wednesday 8 June at 7.30pm

The Chester House Estate, Irchester

Jack Pishhorn, Business Manager of the Chester House Estate at Irchester, will speak of its history, restoration and what it now offers.
Chester House is a restored 17th Century house with extensive farm buildings sitting within 80 acres, which includes the whole site of a Roman town.

For more details please see our programme page

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Cogenhoe Green Plaque Trail


The Society has placed green plaques on buildings of note in Cogenhoe.  We hope you enjoy our trail.

The project was awarded ‘Best Special Project - Highly Commended’ in the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards 2019.

Cogenhoe recalls the glorious 70 year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Heritage Society Exhibition 2 to 5 June

We will be holding an exhibition in the village hall covering all aspects of the Queen’s 70 glorious years.

What we are looking for is what you might have that we can borrow and add to the exhibition. We want to show is not just the national picture but, how the entire 70 years have touched the lives of this community. Here are some examples of what we thought you might have:

Souvenirs of the Coronation and all the jubilees

Photographs and films

Newspaper reports

Do you have any family events, marriages or births or christenings, house moves etc which coincide with Royal events?

Personal memories of meeting the Queen or attending a Royal event

We shall have film of the Coronation being shown on an old black & white television!

All suggestions and assistance will be appreciated.

What might you add to our wonderful exhibition?

Please contact Robert Vaughan  archivist@cogenhoeheritage.org.uk