Cambridge Conduit now available

The Conduit – A Cambridge focused fantastic guide to Societies, Lectures, Conferences, Groups, Museums, Courses, Archaeology, architecture, local and family History – Sep 2019 – August 2020 available now: CONDUIT 2019–20

(also available on the links page)

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Important exhibition at the Cambridge Museum of Technology

Mamie Olliver: A Jam-packed Life

A look into the life of local chemist, Mamie Olliver, and the impact of her work in the Second World War.

2nd October 2019 to 19th January 2020

Inside the Pye Building you will find their newest exhibition, Mamie Olliver: A Jam-packed Life. Mamie Olliver was a food scientist at Chivers and Sons, a local company and Britain’s leading producer of jam. She was the first female chief chemist at Chivers and made many nutrition-related discoveries in her time there. She also advocated for the inclusion of women in science and was a devoted member of the Cambridgeshire community.

In this exhibition you’ll find out how Mamie became one of the first successful female chemists, hear personal accounts of Mamie’s work at Chivers from those that knew her, and discover how her research helped the war efforts at home and abroad. Don’t wait! This exhibition closes 19th January 2020.

The exhibition is included with normal Museum entry.’

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First Autumn Meeting 2019

Tuesday 24th September. All welcome.

Speaker. Becky Proctor. From Workhouse to Playhouse: a history of Mill Road, Cambridge

7.30pm at Impington Village College, in the Brackenbury Room.

Visitors welcome at £3 per person.

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Programme Autumn Term 2019


September 24th Becky Proctor: From Workhouse to Playhouse: a history of Mill Road, Cambridge.
October 29th Dr Anthony Cooper: The impact of WW2 on South Cambridgeshire.
November 26th Maureen James: Christmas customs in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire
December tbc Members’ Christmas lunch
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Feast Festival activities

Come and find us on Sunday June 30th in the High Street!

It’s our 40th anniversary!

Come and browse our publications about the villages of Histon and Impington, including our latest booklet on properties of local interest (available after the Feast in Histon Library), and find out about our monthly lectures on topics of local interest, our research, and projects

After the success of last year’s Feast Heritage Walk around Impington Churchyard, our archivist, Eleanor Whitehead will be leading a similar walk in Histon Churchyard on Thursday 4th July starting at 7pm. There will be a bucket collection in aid of Feast charities. Do come along!

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Next meeting 25th June 2019

Histon and Impington Village Society

Next Meeting:
In Common
Terry Ward
Using images from his personal archive Terry demonstrates the importance, variety and community aspects of the ‘Common’.Tuesday June 25th 7.30pmThe Brackenbury Room, Impington Village College
Members free Non-members £3
Contact: Wendy Doyle, email:


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New Downloads Section

We have added a section to our Publications area where you can download exciting PDFs about our villages – there are 4 currently available including a historical walk around Histon and Impington:

A walk around the centre of Histon

Impington Village College

The Man who moved a Windmill

A Histon character of 100 years ago

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