Histon and Impington Village Society AGM

7.30pm Tuesday 28th January IVC Brackenbury Room

Denis Payne has been a Parish Councillor for 25 years, firstly with Impington Parish Council, and with Histon & Impington Parish Council since its creation in 2012. He was Chairman of Impington for many years, and was elected to be Chairman of the new Council for the first time in May 2019

He has been involved with planning in the villages since his earliest days with the Councils and was involved with the initial planning stages of Orchard Park. He sits on the Council’s Planning Committee, and has been involved with the Neighbourhood Plan and Village Design Statement.

Yvonne Murray joined the Parish Council in April 2019 and was voted into Vice Chair in November. She is looking forward to understanding more about what matters to residents and how the Parish Council can work together with you to keep Histon & Impington a place we all want to live.

All welcome

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)

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.’

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

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!

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: