Collyweston Historical & Preservation Society

Click here to visit the CHAPS website. Can’t wait to see you there!

…plus an article on the BBC website about our 2019 big dig

So, have we found Lady Margaret Beaufort’s Royal Palace?                                                               August 2019

Ah well, if you want to know the result of our excavations and all the secrets
of Lady Margaret’s life in Collyweston from 1487 to 1509, join us at our
‘PALACE WEEKEND’ on 31st August/1st September. We have a packed
programme of events awaiting you, from in-depth talks about her life to her
fine, and very large, Palace which once graced our village.

During the course of the weekend you will be able to view artefacts discovered at the
dig, see copies of documents relating to the life of the Palace from its early days to its demolition. You can witness what it was like to live in Collyweston at the time, talk to a team of medieval specialists about life in the early Tudor period, try your hand at making a Tudor-style tile, and listen to the music of Dante Ferrera, an expert in medieval/Tudor music – and basically eat, drink and be merry in a beautiful setting.

There will be several talks by experts on Lady Margaret which are ‘ticket only’ events. To avoid missing out visit our website and book your seats quickly or alternatively contact our Treasurer, Chris on 01780 444432. We look forward to meeting you and entertaining you Royally!

For more information on any of the above, please see our website.

Updated May 2019


4 Responses to C.H.A.P.S.

  1. Kevin Spires says:

    Today we popped into the village shop to get our two grandchildren with us an ice cream. Chatting with the helper in the shop about my Grandfather who was born in Collyweston she pointed us to the “museum” two doors down. The 2 people there were extremely helpful and friendly. My granddad was Wilfred Robert Spires and his father Thomas Ladson Spires. As we had to rush back to Rugby,we will be back to search the churchyard for any of my ancestors.

    • The Admin Team says:

      The churchyard records are held by Shelagh Busby. If you email me collywestonpc@gmail.com I will put you in touch with her. She can probably lead you straight to the right place and give you some background. I’m glad you met Mr & Mrs Close who keep the museum – very interesting people, aren’t they!

  2. Helen Sagle says:

    I was born in corner green, “the camp” in 1957. Was wondering if there any photos of corner green taken at approx that time.
    Helen Sagle (nee Herbert)
    Ontario, Canada

    • The Admin Team says:

      Great to hear from you! I will ask our village historians to get in touch with you, Helen.
      Fingers crossed…
      – Fiona Cowan

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