Our speaker will be Judy Wilson:
“Some notable Cambridge shops”
Matthew’s, Heffers, Robert Sayle’s, Eaden Lilley’s ….. just some of the family firms supplying Cambridge residents and the university in the 19th and 20th centuries with food and drink, books, clothes and household items. A Matthew myself, I became intrigued about what my father’s firm might have had in common with other shops. What links did these shops have with the University? How did family succession work – or what were its challenges? What contributions did their Managing Directors and others make to the local community? Drawing on written accounts, I will introduce some of the men (and the few women) who led these well remembered businesses, and compare their shops.
Tuesday 26th June
All welcome. Visitors £3 per person per meeting.
7.30pm, Brackenbury Room, Impington Village College
On Tuesday 24th April, Pam Halls, Curator, will be speaking on Cambridge Museum of Technology: past, present and future.
All welcome. Visitors £3.
Venue: Brackenbury Room, Impington Village College, 7.30pm
Next meeting Tuesday 27th March, 7.30pm, Brackenbury Room at Impington Village College.
Vanessa Mann, a local and family historian, will give a talk about researches she has made relating to early, particularly Edwardian, postcards. She will recount some interesting and amusing information discovered while researching the recipients and the senders of the cards. In particulare she will include the research she has done on cards of Histon and Impington sent by residents of or visitors to the villages.
Visitors welcome £3 per person.
A Presentation and Question and Answer Session
from members of the Histon and Impington Parish Council
Tuesday February 27th
Impington Village College
Please note change of venue
Members free Non members £3
- Jack Dawson late of Merton Rd,
- Bertie ‘Tipster’ Rogers of New Rd – his dad was an electrician at Chivers,
- Percy Doggett of School Hill his Dad was the local dairyman/milkman,
- Ted Howard, George Oakman of New Sch Rd,
- Sid Tadman who’s Dad ran the Bell INN,
- Johnny Burton of Saffron Close or Manor Farm,
- ‘Herbert’ Dibber Moore,
- Jack Chivers of Cottenham Rd
- and all five of the Wilderspin brothers who lived around School Hill – Frank, Albert, William, John and Charles.
Please get in touch if you are able to help