Trip to Kimbolton Castle is just the ticket for Sandy Historical Research Group

Sandy Historical Research Group at Kimbolton Castle

Sandy Historical Research Group at Kimbolton Castle - Credit: Archant

It was a chance to step into history for 24 members and friends of Sandy Historical Research Group on Sunday as the crew enjoyed a memorable afternoon at Kimbolton Castle.

Sandy Historical Research Group at Kimbolton Castle

Sandy Historical Research Group at Kimbolton Castle - Credit: Archant

The original castle on the site was built in about 1200 and Catherine of Aragon – the first wife of Henry VIII – died at there in 1536.

The building is now the home of Kimbolton School.

Group committee member Alan Bailey said: “We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at Kimbolton.

“The great bulk of our group’s work is concerned with researching the local history of Sandy and its district, so it was a real treat to get out together and experience the history of a building of national importance.


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“A well conducted and thorough tour of the building was followed by tea in the parish church.”

The group’s next event will be an exhibition of some of Sandy’s historical artefacts at Sandy Methodist Church in St Neots Road between 11am and 2pm on Saturday, June 4.

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You can find out more about the group’s various events and activities by visiting www.sandy-history.org.uk

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