Clubs and Societies

Cavendish & District Horticultural Society

Flower competition table

Horticultural Society Show at Cavendish Village Fete
(photo by Ann Bolitho)


This is an long-standing Society (founded 1908) for all people interested in plants and cultivation. We have talks, outings and fun, and once a year are part of the Village Fete in the Marquee on the Green.

Our members are of all types and interest, from beginners to experienced, and we all welcome new members; come and see us as a visitor – we would love to have you. Membership is £9 per year, outings generally in shared cars, and we meet in the Memorial Hall at 7.30 on the first Monday of the month. We also have a splendid Plant Fair in May.

See the Diaries page for details of this year’s programme. For more information about the society and events, please contact Isobel Clark on 01787 280648


Cavendish Local History Society

Historical map of area

Cavendish Local Area from A Vision of Britain through Time (GB Historical GIS Project, University of Portsmouth)


The aim of the Local History Society is to provide a broad insight into aspects of local history as well as subject of a more general interest. The society also arranges visits to places of local historical interest such as Melford Hall, Suffolk churches and Bury St Edmunds. And there is a much enjoyed annual cheese and wine evening with less emphasis on anything local or historical.

New members are of course, always welcome. For more information, please contact Brian Kemp on 01787 282145


Cavendish Theatre Club


The Cavendish Theatre Club is relatively new to the village having been started just a little more than three years ago. The objective is to provide visits to various theatres so see a variety of performances with something to suit all tastes.

In that time we have increased our membership steadily but we would welcome more. Although the core interest remains in the village we seek to encourage further patrons from beyond to join us — an added attraction is there is no membership fee.

We have embarked on some fifteen or so outings since inauguration most of which were fully taken up, we always invite feedback and comment as to choice of outings. Most trips are Matinee performances embarking from the George but other pick-up points are offered if on route.

We also have a ‘Cheese and Wine’ evening annually to invite suggestions and exchange views so we are able to improve our operation. We plan to issue a questionnaire in the near future to gather information to further improve the entertainment experience.

So why not give us a try — all that is required is your email address (which is kept confidential) so that you are kept informed of all activities. See the Theatre Club’s diary page for our current programme.

Contact: Judy Kemp on 01787 282145 or Doug Chapman 01787 280494