The Society aims to bring like minded people together to engage in four areas of activity:
* To hear lectures and presentations relating to people, places and issues of interest and relevance to its members.
* To visit places of interest to its members in the local area and further afield.
* To foster research and publication in topics which interest members about the town and district and, where possible, to engage and facilitate both group and personal research.
* To collect, record and publish by display or lecture, in print or on the web, information about the history of the area which might otherwise be lost or unknown.