The Hadleigh Society
was formed in 1982 by local people to encourage an interest in the history,
environment and future of our town. The following are extracts from our constitution........
The Society is established for the public benefit
- To stimulate public interest in the area
- To promote high standards of planning and architecture
- To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of
historic or public interest
- To promote research into subjects directly connected with the objects of the Society
- To act as a co-ordinating body and to co-operate with the local authorities, planning
- To publish papers, reports and other literature
- To hold meetings, lectures and exhibitions
- To educate public opinion and to give advice and information
Membership is open to all who are interested in actively furthering the purposes of the
The Society holds 5 or 6 meetings
a year with speakers on subjects usually of environmental or historic interest,
and an Annual General Meeting. You might be interested to see a list of
our events over the past few years.
Visits are arranged to places of interest, and to
neighbouring amenity societies.
Members are kept in touch by a free newsletter published about six times a year. We also
publish the Society's activities on this Website.
There are specialised groups that interested members may join.
The History Group meets to explore the past of our town. They
have looked at the history of individual houses, made a study of life in
Hadleigh in the 1840s, 1871 and 1881, publishing a booklet on the latter.
They have studied the history of the Town's charities and have just finished
researching the life of the town in the Great War.
Members meet regularly to discuss matters affecting our
environment and monitor planning applications on behalf of the Society. Much
thought and effort is spent in considering the impact of planning
From time to time the Society presents its Noel Turner Award
in recognition of Outstanding improvements to, or conservation of, Hadleigh’s
buildings or environment