Previous Talks

2019

January 29: AGM and Forum with Parish Councillors

February 26: Richard Fletcher. Newmarket Horseracing Museum

March 26: Roger Crabtree. History of Pye

April 30: Social evening celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Village Society (members only)

May 21: David Palmer: Gossip from the gavel

June 25: Terry Ward: In common: the importance, variety and community aspects of the ‘Common’.

2018

Tuesday January 30th: AGM Visitors free

Tuesday February 27th: A presentation by representatives of our Parish Council

Monday March 12th John Savill: The History of Punch and Judy, from its Italian beginnings to the present, including a live show.

Tuesday March 27th:Vanessa Mann: Social and family history research through early postcards, with particular reference to Histon and Impington.

Tuesday April 24th: Museum of Technology: past, present and future

Tuesday 22nd May: Anne Datson: The History of Gilbert and Sullivan: their lives, music and poetry with excerpts of music.

Tuesday 26th June: 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 University in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Tuesday October 30th: Proctors, Bulldogs and Constables and Councillors

 Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November: World War One Voices of Histon & Impington

2017

Tuesday September 26th: Duncan Mackay: The history of Mackays

Tuesday October 31st: Richard Fletcher: How Bill Tutte won the war: the Bletchley Park code breakers

Tuesday November 28th: Prof. Mike McCarthy: The history of Cambridgeshire accents and dialects

Tuesday December 5th: Members’ Christmas lunch