Cunningsburgh History Group
Every Sunday from 21st May - 3rd Sept 2017
Also by request, please contact Pat Christie on 07771 260198
Cunningsburgh History Group has been active since it was founded in 2003. The Group promote an understanding and appreciation of the rich and varied history of Cunningsburgh. Over the years the Group have added to their collection and you will be assured of a warm welcome.
Cunningsburgh History Hut
The group have a purpose built history hut where they can research and record the history and heritage of the local area.
Next to the History Hut is a boathouse which consists of the restored lifeboat proporped to be from the Oceanic liner that sunk at Foula in 1914.
Adam Christie Memorial
Just outside the History Hut stands a momorial dedicated to Cunnunisburgh artist and stone mason Adam Christie. Adam suffered from depression and was sent to Montose Asylum as a young man and never returned to his beloved Shetland.
The Group have amassed a large collection of photographs relating to the area and is particularly proud that it has photographs of every person from Quarff and Cunningsburgh who served in World War 2. The group are currently naming and archiving photographs kindly donated through Facebook and local visitors.
Members of the Group are very happy to assist visitors to research local family history. They will help identify relations, old photos and locate family homes.
The History Hut is open on a Sunday over the summer from May to September. Times coincide with the local hall Sunday Teas from 2pm to 5pm. Everyone is welcome to come along. Displays for 2017 include a wool related themes called Fae Oo Tae Cloo.
Winter Talks and Workshops
The History group meet every second Tuesday of the month in the Cunningsburgh Hall at 7.30pm, from September to May.
A Carboot operates outside the History Hut most Sunday's over the summer when the History Hut is open.
Annual Auction Sale at Cunningsburgh Hall in aid of the Cunningsburgh History Group, Oct/Nov.
Find us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cunningsburgh-History-Group/354961871242773
See the events calendar for information on upcoming events in the area.