The Braughing Society

The Braughing Society, formerly known as the Braughing Conservation Society was established in 1972 with the following objectives:-

  1. To stimulate public interest in the Parish.
  2. To promote high standards of planning and architecture.
  3. To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic and public interest, including footpaths.
  4. To preserve our natural environment.

The Society has around 300 paid-up members and is headed-up by a Committee which is democratically elected each year at our A.G.M. in October.

A watch is kept on all planning applications for developments in the Village and comments are made, if appropriate, to the planning authority on the suitability or otherwise of these proposals.

As well as our commitment to conservation the Society has a very active social side.

Comprehensive WELCOME PACKS containing all useful information distributed by the Braughing Society to every newcomer to the Village.

The Society initiated and built up the BRAUGHING PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION which is a unique store of priceless photographs taken through the ages, some dating back to the 1800’s. Exhibitions of our photographic collection are shown periodically.

Once or twice a year we provide cakes, etc., for Sunday Teas in the Church Hall during the summer and also arrange Winter Fellowship Teas on two dates, one in December and the other in February each year.

If you are not already a member of the Braughing Society, please come along to one of our meetings, where you will be most welcome. 

For more information, or a programme of our activities please contact us here >>>

OR JUST TURN UP AT ONE OF OUR MEETINGS

2020 Events

  • Fri 10 Jan Talk - The Buntingford Railway Line - Stephen Ruff
  • Fri 14 Feb Talk A Year Walking the Thames Path - Barbara Foster  
  • Fri 13 March Talk 50 years behind the News- Rodney Tibbs   
  • Fri 27 March Film night (tickets available from mid-February from Braughing village shop or here >>> , £7.50)  
  • Fri 17 April Talk  The continuing story of the Tower-  Mick Casson  
  • Fri 8 May Talk Prison Governor - Roger Wilkes  Wed 03 June Outing by car to Ely   
  • July Outing- tbc- The Royal Courts of Justice / Old Bailey, with lunch at the Magpie pub   
  • Fri 11 Sept Talk Botswana -  Paula Moore 
  • Sept Outing - tbc - the secret nuclear bunker at Kelvedon Hatch / Ingatstone Manor / Sarah Raven’s mother’s garden   
  • Fri 9 Oct AGM at 7.30pm, followed by a talk- ‘Funny Guys’ by Geoff Bowden  This will be followed by our usual Wine and Cheese party. 
  • October 16-18 - Photographic exhibition at Braughing Community Centre 
  • Fri 13 Nov Talk- The 100 parishes - an introduction- Ken McDonald 
  • Fri 4 Dec Xmas party -  Fish & Chip supper and a Barn Dance with Susanne Farmer.

    All talks are held in the Church Hall at 8 pm, except the AGM which commences at 7.30pm, followed by a talk at 8.00pm.