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

Wednesday 27th October - 7.30 pm: The Best Burglar in the County - Joan Wake and the Northamptonshire Record Society - Neil Lyon

Guided visit to archaeological investigations on Roade Bypass site.
If possible - date, meeting place and cost TBA

Sunday 14th November, 7:30 pm
at the Deco Theatre, Northampton:

"The Every Brothers - Their Story" - a moving play by Ron Johnson, based on the family's archives, about three brothers commemorated on Roade War Memorial who lost their lives in WW2.
Tickets on sale now:  www.thedeco.co.uk  or from the box office 01604 491005.
Adults £12.50.  Concessions £10.50. Queries: email Ron Johnson at RoadeLHS@hotmail.com
The Every Brothers - Their Story

Scheduled for Saturday 20th November at  Roade Bowls Club
Launch of Chris Hillyard’s book ‘CUTTING REMARKS The Story of Roade’s Railways and Cutting through the ages’ and History Book Sale.

Wednesday 8th December, 7.30 pm: Christmas Event

Saturday 22nd January 2022: New Year Lunch at Roade Bowls Club. 

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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