St Osyth Historical Society was founded in 1995 and at present has about 60 members. The Society was founded to promote an interest in history in general and St Osyth in particular.
St Osyth is steeped in history with evidence of Bronze Age and Roman settlements. The village is named after a Saxon Queen and the village grew in importance after the founding of the Priory in 1118. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries the wealthy and well connected owners of the Priory made sure that St Osyth played its part in history. The Parish boasts 116 listed buildings – each with their own stories to tell.
Meetings of the Historical Society take place on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Village Hall. Talks by invited speakers take place each month and every summer there is a trip to an interesting historical building or place.
The meeting is open to all and entry for one meeting is £3.50. Entry for members are free and the yearly membership costs £17.50p.