Roade Local History Society 


 See below for a preview of events.


 Meetings are held in St Mary’s Church Hall, Roade, NN7 2PU at 7.30 pm

on the fourth Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise stated.

 An induction loop system is installed for hearing aid users

Event Entry charges (unless otherwise stated) :

Members:  Adults: £2.00members’ children under 16:  free

Non Members: Adults:  £3.00, non members’ children under 16:  50p


 Annual subscription: £5.00

We welcome new members throughout the year

Forthcoming Events

The Members’ Lunch scheduled for Saturday 22nd January has been postponed. The new date will be advised on our website, Facebook sites and in newsletters etc.

Wednesday 23rd February, 7.30 pm: Preston Deanery Hall: the story of a house through time - Maureen Williams

Wednesday 23rd March, 7.30 pm: ‘Dark Days’ - Ron Johnson
Would you spend £25,000 on an LP? Well, someone did, and four local lads recorded it in 1972. Learn the story from the band’s founder, Steve Giles, drummer Clive Thorneycroft, guitarist Martin Weaver and bass player, Ron Johnson from Roade. The ups and downs of a musician’s life!

Future events will include:

Mobbs’ Own - stories of the men who fought alongside Edgar Mobbs in WW1

‘Roade’s Industrial Heritage’ - Chris Hillyard

Any of the above may be subject to change.

Please check this website for dates and details.



We also undertake a variety of research projects to uncover the history of our village and its people.

Please see RLHS Projects  for details.



Roade Local History Society is a member of:

British Association of Local History Societies

Northamptonshire Heritage Forum

Milton Keynes Heritage Association

Oral History Society





Chairman: Chris Hillyard
Secretary: Vivian Blyth
Treasurer: Chris Denton

Alastair Inglis
Peter Mawby

Ron Johnson
John Armitage

Click here for a tribute to our founder and former Chairman, the late Bill Hudson.

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