TUESDAYJuly 26th by Roger Lilley 7.30pm Histon Methodist Church
Following an introduction on the history of this unique Museum, Roger’s talk will focus on some of the objects in the collection, highlighting their origins and the individual story each has to tell. Each object bear marks that help us to appreciate their makers, their owners, and their users. The stories that they share can still have meaning today. For more info click HERE
The village society will have a stall at the Feast Market this Saturday. It would be lovely to see you there. Please come along and meet us and find out about what we do. We would also welcome suggestions from members about how more people could get involved.
This fabulous talk was absolutely brilliant. Informative, entertaining, great slides, a good level of detail. In case you missed it we will be (hopefully) putting a recording of it on our website as soon as we can. This will be free to members who apply to have access and non members can view for the standard charge of £3. All monies go to supporting the society and to help pay for the hire of the hall.
If you would like to view the recording please apply HERE
If you would like to sign up for membership please apply HERE
We announced last night that April’s talk, which many of you have already booked, has now been moved to the Monday April 25th instead of the Tuesday 26th and also has a change of location to the Baptist Church, so please do change the date in your diary and make a note of the new temporary location. We do hope this change won’t cause too much inconvenience. The change in date and venue is due to the increased interest in this talk. The Baptist Church has greater capacity and very good spacing. Please do sign up HERE if you haven’t yet, so that we make good use of this larger facility.
If you have already booked for this talk your booking will be changed to Monday unless you contact us HERE
Following feedback from members and committee, we have decided to do the next Histon and Impington Village Society’s talk and AGM by Zoom and would be delighted if you will join us on the 25th January. You are welcome to join for the talk at 7.30pm and then stay on for the AGM, or simply log off post talk once you’ve had your first boost of local history for 2022 as we recognise members are busy.
The Talk: Based on extensive research in local archives and documentary sources by Jonathan Spain, this talk considers the central role of Chivers in the development of the local fruit industry, from its origins in the last quarter of the 19th century through to its ultimate decline in the 1970s and 80s. Jonathan will cover the key phases of development: 1870-1918, the period of rapid early growth; 1918-39, the inter-war years, a time of new developments in cold storage and canning, but also declining demand for jam; 1945-53, the role of Chivers in wartime and post-war restructuring; 1953-60 the onset of decline; 1960-80, Chivers-Hartley and the end of the road. This insightful talk will appeal to local residents of Histon and Impington where Chivers has played such a key role in its recent economic and social history, as well as to those further afield, who are interested in Chivers and the fruit Industry in East Anglia as a whole. For further details see HERE