Thurnells, Melbourn Street Town Hall, Melbourn Street St John The Baptist Church, Melbourn Street Barclays Bank, High Street War Memorial, Melbourn Street


On these pages you will find details of the work and aims of the Society, together with information on the history of Royston, Hertfordshire and links to local history resources.

About the Society

The Society is a non-profit making organisation whose objectives are to -

  • Safeguard, record and preserve the local history of Royston and the area for future generations.
  • Increase the level of interest and awareness of local history amongst the town’s residents.
  • Contribute to the growth of the Museum.
  • Maintain and preserve the Royston Cave for the benefit of the town.
  • Provide consultation on planning applications relating to the historic fabric of the town.

Please Note

Although the Royston and District Local History Society does not keep records of family histories we can refer you to people who can help. 

Please see the following pages for details -

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


The Society organises a number of public lectures each year and all members are entitled to attend these meetings. The venue for these is Royston Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7DA.

The lectures are also open to the public, on payment of a small entrance fee, currently 2.00. Visitors may use the car park accessed via King James Way. 

In addition, the Society has an annual coach outing to a place of historic interest - the coach outing is open to members and non-members.

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