Covington is a small but thriving village situated on the borders of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. The village is mainly on the south side of a ridge, looking down over the valley of the River Kym. The soil is largely heavy clay and farming is mixed. Thanks to Dutch Elm Disease, the area is not heavily wooded, but there is an abundance of garden wildlife. The village is old, dating back at least to Saxon times, with Roman and Iron Age farms dotted all along the Kym Valley. Covington is known to have thrived in the fourteenth century but the oldest surviving houses date from post Tudor times.

The shops, schools and other facilities of Kimbolton are three miles away. Other local centres include Raunds, Higham Ferrers, Rushden (Northamptonshire), St. Neots (Cambridgeshire) and Bedford Road and rail communications with other parts of the country are good. The cosy village hall is the centre of the community where the Book Group, Covington and Keyston History Group, Pilates and Belly Dancing meet regularly. Other village events include Quiz Night, Harvest, First Aid training, dinners and parties etc. making good use of its facilities. There is also excellent high speed broadband in the village.

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Covington and Covington and Keyston History Group – Summer Trip Two

Covington and Keyston History Group – Summer Trip Two

A visit to Huntingdon Archives. Receive a behind the scenes tour of the facilities followed by the viewing of village documents on the afternoon of Wednesday the 31st of July. £10 per person.

Covington and Keyston History Group Summer Trip

Covington and Keyston History Group – Summer Trip One

The first of this year’s summer trips will be a tour of Kimbolton Castle on Friday the 5th of July 2024 at 10:30AM at a cost of £10 per person. Following the tour, we will have lunch in a local hostelry.

Presentation on the The Hearth Tax – By Liz Ford

Covington and Keyston History Group – Presentation on The Hearth Tax

To be held at Keyston Village Hall at 7:00PM on Monday the 11th of March 2024. The last speaker for the 2023/2024 winter season. Non-members welcome (£5)

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