Want to know about the history of Histon and Impington?


Son et Lumière

In March 2010, the Histon & Impington Village Society put on a special Son et Lumière (literally Sound and Light) show. This told the stories of Histon and Impington over the centuries, from the earliest times until present day. Find out about about village life, but not always too seriously, down through the ages, performed by village actors in front of projected images with dramatic lighting and pre-recorded sound. This includes the Romans, Medieval times, the Pepys family of Impington Hall, the coming of the railway, the effect of Chivers, two World Wars and ending with Histon Football Club (the Stutes) beating Leeds United in the FA Cup in January 2009.

The DVD includes children from the village schools singing and dancing as part of the original live action and well known local faces.

Now, on the 10th anniversary, the Village Society is showing the DVD of the Son et Lumière made in 2010, for one night only on Tuesday 10th March at 7.30pm in Histon Baptist Church.. There are only 250 tickets available for sale at £5 each (£3 for children), available in advance from the Saint Andrew’s Centre or Daisy Chain in Histon. Any remaining tickets will be available on the door.

Copies of the DVD will be available for sale on the night.

World War One Voices of Histon & Impington

A video storytelling of the remarkable experiences of local people involved in World War One, based on actual recordings and letter readings.


Don’t miss the unique screenings on: Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November 2018 at 7.30 pm at St Andrew’s Centre, Histon

Tickets £4

from Histon Library,

St Andrew’s Centre Church Office,

Station Stores, Royal British Legion

or Joyce Horkley 01223 232744

Autum programme 2018

Histon and Impington Village Society Programme

Autumn 2018


Tuesday September 25th: Tony Kirby. Transport in Cambridge since 1900


Tuesday October 30th: Tamsin Wimhurst. Bulldogs, Proctors, Constables and Councillors


Tuesday  November 27th: Mike Hurst. Old Time Christmas traditions: with particular reference to the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s


Thursday December 6th: Members’ Christmas Lunch

All meetings as usual in the Brackenbury Room at Impington Village College at 7.30pm.



April meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday 29th April at 7.30 pm in the Brackenbury Room at Impington Village College.

Weather and storm chasing: Chris Bell

The Society meets monthly on Tuesdays in term, normally in the Brackenbury Room at Impington Village College. Membership is £8 per annum, visitors £3 per meeting.

Programme for Spring/Summer 2014

Meetings are normally held in the Brackenbury Room, Impington Village College on Tuesday from 7:30 – 9:15.  Membership for 2014 is £8.  Non members £3 at the door.  Visitors to the AGM free.

Please note 2014 membership subscriptions will be due at the AGM

  • January 28th – AGM followed by WW1 memories and memorabilia.  Please bring along any interesting items you may have.  Meeting free to all.
  • February 25th – King George is our personal link: a glimpse of Edwardian empire with a nautical flavour.  Geoffrey Smallwood and Alan Eade.

Forthcoming events to be added shortly.