Welcome to the Website of the History Society, Stapleford, Cambridgeshire


Over the five years from 2013 to 2017, 33 test pits were excavated in a scatter across the
current area of the village of Stapleford in South Cambridgeshire. For the first year the
project was included in the Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA) programme run by
Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA) out of the Department of Archaeology and
Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. For reasons of funding constraints, it was then
continued as a community dig for the following four years, organised by Stapleford History
Society but using the ACA methodology for digging, recording and reporting so as to
maintain consistency and comparability.
 Access Cambridge Archaeology has produced a report of the test pitting project and can be viewed at ACA_Stapleford_Report_2019_final.pdf.
John Street, who has led this project on behalf of Stapleford History Society, made a presentation and lead discussion on the findings at a special meeting of Stapleford History Society on Sunday October 6th at Stapleford Pavilion. The presentation and discussions can be found under Meeting Reports/2019 on this website
Events to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Soldiers Returning Home after WW1

Lesley Ford, in collaboration with the History Society, has organised a variety of events to commemorate the return home of soldiers from World War 1. These events will take place between October 8th and Decemebr 7th, 2019 at various venues in Stapleford. Please refer to the Diary section on this website for further details and ticketing information.