Cottingham Little Theatre

Cottingham Little Theatre is the local amateur dramatic society which was founded in 1920. Performances are held in the Darby & Joan Hall in the Spring and late Autumn. For more information see 

Cottingham Local History Society 

The Society was founded in 1952 with the aim of studying the history of Cottingham and making it more widely known through talks, visits and publications.

Historic Cottingham Project

In 2002 the Society set up its Historic Cottingham Project with the help of funding from the Local Heritage Initiative. One of its aims was to create digitally recorded archives of photographs and of oral memories of life in Cottingham. These are still ongoing and new contributions are always welcome. The Society has published many items about local history:

  • postcards, greetings cards and booklets

  • Cottingham in the 20th Century (2005), a history of Cottingham people, clubs, societies, religion, schools and government from 1900 (out of print)

  • Historic Cottingham Walk (2006), a leaflet giving a heritage trail around the centre of the village (still available, free of charge, from the Society and local shops etc.)

  • The Cottingham Floods of June 2007 (2008), personal stories and full colour photographs of these events (still available from the Society and local shops)

  • Market Green, Cottingham (2010) - Its historic buildings and its various activities, uses and events are recalled (still available from the Society and local shops).

  • A plaque to mark the site of the King Street Rooms at the corner of Finkle Street:  now the shops and flats next to the Post Office.


The Society meets in the Red Hall at Hallgate Primary School, Cottingham on the first Wednesday of each month from October to April. Meetings start at 7.30pm.

Our programme of talks, often slide presentations, endeavours to cover aspects associated with the East Riding, with specific reference to Cottingham wherever possible. Visits are arranged during the summer period and our regular publication "The Cottingham Local History Society Journal", is provided as part of the subscription fee of:

  • Single - £6.00

  • Double - £11.00

There is a meeting fee of £1 for members and £2 for visitors.


For more information contact the Treasurer, Mr. Anthony Barron, Tel. (01482) 840343 or the Chairman, Mr. Peter McClure, Tel. (01482) 845734. 

 Cottingham Civic Society

The Society's objects are to encourage and promote the protection and improvement of the environment and the conservation of the character of Cottingham.

Registered Charity NO. 1003661

Meetings are held monthly in the Darby and Joan Hall in Finkle Street, Cottingham at 7.30pm

All are welcome to attend meetings at a "door fee" of £1 per member and £2 per non-member.

Refreshments are served at a nominal charge.   Most talks are illustrated.

New members welcome - details from Ken Bailey, Membership Secretary, 25 Park Lane, Cottingham HU16 5RH.   Tel. 01482 846037

Subscriptions - Individual £8:  Junior £1; Household £7 each member.  Annual renewals due by September.

General enquiries to Doug Jennings, Secretary, 7 Kingtree Avenue, Cottingham  HU16 4DS.  Tel. 01482 845572

If you care for Cottingham, join the Civic Society.        

 Arterian Singers

The Arterian Singers (Musical Director: Julian Savory) rehearse at the Zion United Reform Church, Hallgate, Cottingham, on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. New members are very welcome. For more information phone Pat and Brian (01482 222674) or Maria and Alan (01482 442758).

The Cottingham Singers

The Cottingham Singers are a 4 part choir formed in 1973 at the Cottingham Evening Institute on Harland Way.   Next year the choir will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary.   It performs concerts throughout the area under the musical directorship of local, well known professional musician Paul Anderson.

 For more information please go to their website