SOHAM MUSEUM COMMEMORATES
THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOHAM RAIL DISASTER
11AM - 4PM SUNDAY 2ND JUNE 2019
AT SOHAM FOOTBALL CLUB, JULIUS MARTIN LANE, SOHAM
Talks 'Somewhere in East Anglia' by Donna Martin
about the Soham Rail Disaster at 11.30AM and 2PM followed by Q & A
New interpretation of the Soham Rail Disaster Collection
New James Nightall Exhibition - Local Model Railway Layouts
Bar and Refreshements - FREE Admission - ALL WELCOME
Our current interests are:
- Soham inns, pubs and breweries
- Life in Soham in the 1950s
- The Soham Railway Disaster
- Soham characters and people of note
- Local legends and folklore
- The history of Soham Mere and local waterways
- Local trade and commerce
We are always interested to hear from people who would like to share local stories and information with us. We are also more than happy to publish your own family stories and research as part of our ongoing project to preserve our heritage.
Whether you are new to Soham, just looking for a rewarding interest, or think you have skills you could offer us, ideas to share, or would like to research and write local history content for our newsletters and publications, our friendly committee would love to hear from you. We love people who share our love of history and are always grateful for any help that is offered. If you just want a friendly place to meet people our monthly Soham Museum Coffee Mornings and our bi-monthly History Group meetings offer a warm and inviting environment in which to relax and make new friends.
Soham Museum is a registered charity run by volunteers. We curate a collection of Soham related artefacts that we hold in Trust for the people of Soham in perpetuity. We provide members of the general public with a FREE archiving service in order to ensure that items from our past are preserved for future generations. We maintain a wide agenda of FREE outreach activities in order to share our rich heritage with as many people as possible. We are currently working towards premises but are always delighted to receive donations of artefacts of local or social historical interest. Please contact us to discuss your interest in Soham Museum, we are always happy to hear from you.
Our volunteers have an unrivalled depth of Soham knowledge. Whilst we are not yet able to offer visitors to Soham a 'museum' experience in the purest sense of the word, we do offer bespoke tours to visitors on request in turn for a donation to Soham Museum. We often host overseas visitors and are pleased to help you make the most of your visit to Soham by undertaking some preliminary research to help you find the places that were important to your family. We also offer guided town and church tours.
Please e-mail us for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
View of Red Lion Square from High St. View of Hall Street from Speed Lane Soham Grammar School into Clay Street
Soham Museum complies with current GDPR requirements. For full details of our Data Protection Policy please e-mail our administration team at museum.soham.org.uk. If you have any concerns about information published on this website please contact Soham Museum immediately. At the time of publishing all information contained herein was correct. Soham Museum is Registered Charity No. 1151345 and run solely by volunteers for the benefit of the people of Soham. Soham Museum has no connection with Soham Heritage and Tourism or representatives of the same. Soham Museum has a number of legitimate subgroups: Soham History Group, Friends of Soham Museum, Soham Local and Family History Group, and Archaeology Cambridgeshire East (ACE). Soham Museum works closely with Soham Community Archive and runs Soham Museum Coffee Mornings. Soham Museum regularly holds themed displays in Soham Library foyer (to the right of the main entrance) where you can find out more about our events and activities.