PACT is holding a Special General Meeting on 1st April at 8pm.

PACT is now registered as a
Charitable Incorporated Organization, no. 1193529

Our new charitable objects reflect our involvement in the new Community Centre on the IronWorks (Mill Road Depot) site.

To finalize the winding up of the registered charity
and transfer its assets, there will be a

Special General Meeting
1st April 8pm on Zoom

email for the link!

All residents of Petersfield, Romsey and the neighbourhood can become members of the new PACT

Our House Histories in the Archives

28 March, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm. Free tickets for Online Zoom illustrated talk by Helen 

In this illustrated talk Helen Weinstein, Public Historian & Director of HistoryWorks, will be introducing a wide range of local history sources and their stories from the Area known as ‘Sturton Town’ in Victorian times which is located just off Mill Road in Cambridge covering Gwydir, Kingston, Sturton, Sleaford, Hooper & Ainsworth Streets. Based on her recent research Helen will be sharing the stories of Resident occupations from the census in Victorian times and revealing sources in the Archives & material objects in the Museum of Cambridge.

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Helen will show participants how to find out about properties and the environment of Victorian Cambridge using well known sources like the 1891 census and the trade directories, sharing examples of the range of stories in newspaper and photography archives at the Cambridgeshire Collection.  Helen also has considerable experience of maps and manuscript sources, and will show histories revealed when you dig deeper into the Cambridgeshire Archives with fascinating stories about the allotments, commons and parks, public health and sanitation, pub and brewery licensing, workhouse and charitable committees to illuminate the hidden histories of individual Victorian streets and their residents.


The talk will be hosted by Lucy Walker, Chair of Trustees at the Museum of Cambridge; and Helen & Lucy invite you to ask questions in response to the talk, as well as to share photos, objects or paperwork you’ve found associated with your own house history!


The Museum of Cambridge is in need of your help. This event is free to attend, but we’d be so grateful if you can offer a donation of any size to support us to secure our future. Once you have secured your ticket via Eventbrite, you can donate to the museum here.


A new beginning…

For many years, PACT has been a registered community charity with the aim of fostering community spirit and founding a new community centre.

However with our success in getting a new community centre built on the Mill Road Depot site, and our partnership supporting Romsey Mill’s successful bid to lease the new centre, we needed a proper legal entity – with a modern constitution and a proper legal entity.

And we’ve done it! PACT has set up a new Charitable Incorporated Organization, no. 1193529 which will replace our registered charity.

This is a membership based charity (the “association model” of CIO) with new objects, which are better suited to what PACT does and aims to do:

To further or benefit the residents of the Petersfield area of Cambridge, and the neighbourhood including Romsey, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions by associating together the said residents and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities and organize activities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the residents.

Activities may include but not be limited to those intended to reduce social isolation, to support families and children, to support local groups and associations including by providing meeting space, to enable community development and to support recreation through the arts.

In furtherance of these objects but not otherwise, the trustees shall have power:

To establish or secure the establishment of a community centre and to maintain or manage or co-operate with any statutory authority in the maintenance and management of such a centre for activities promoted by the charity in furtherance of the above objects.

We hope to begin new activities towards the end of the year, and soon celebrate the opening of the new building!