The History Society

We meet at 8 pm in St Bartholomew’s Church on the first Wednesday of every month apart from a break in the summer. There is a £3.00 contribution to costs for every evening attended or Annual Subscription of £15.00 for ten meetings.

Strictly non-denominational we are interested in the social history of the village from 4000 BC to today. Each month we have a short talk on a wide variety of subjects followed by Tea/Coffee. This social gathering afterwards can include today’s gossip, today’s plans and yesterday’s history.

The Committee is always pleased to hear of any interesting fact or facet about Wigginton or the immediate area. Please speak to a Committee member, bring photographs for scanning and returning, memorabilia & artifacts are welcome.

WHS Next meeting

Wednesday 5th. February 2020 at 8pm in the church.

The subject: Foundling Hospital. britains first home for babies at risk of abandonment.

Thomas Coram was a philanthropist whose greatest achievement was the Foundling Hospital, this continues today as the children's charity Coram. Established in London in 1739, it relocated in 1935 to a new purpose built school built in Berkhamsted. This became the Ashlyns School in 1954. John Caldicott is a former governor of the Thomas Coram Foundation and will explore the fascinating history of the Foundling Hospital and the lives of the children.

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