November 2016 meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday 29th November at 7.30pm, in the Brackenbury Room, at Impington Village College. Our speaker will be Dr David Oates: Finding features on the Flat Fen edge. Dr Oates has been leading the recent successful Big Dig in the villages. Visitors are welcome at £3 per person per meeting.

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October meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday 18th October at Impington Village College at 7.30pm. Our speaker is Horry Parsons on Building Bury St Edmunds’ Cathedral Tower. Visititors are welcome at £3 per person per meeting.

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Big Dig Talk – hear about the ancient past of our villages

Thursday the 20th of October at 7:30pm

Histon Baptist Church

Admission Free

Come to hear a talk on the findings from this years BIG DIG.  Individual reports from the various digs can be found on the big dig section of the website



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Archaeology Group Big Dig Weekend – August 2016

A very productive weekend not only took our tally of test pits to 28 but revealed the original Anglo-Saxon locations of both Histon and Impington, showed the reduction in arable cultivation after the Black Death, the emparkment of the Impington Hall estate and even gave us our first Roman coin !

Read the full report on the August Big Dig weekend


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Autumn Programme



Meetings usually take place at 7.30pm on the last Tuesday of the month, in term time, at Impington Village College, in the Brackenbury Room.  In the Spring Term an afternoon meeting is held on a Monday at 2.30pm in the Baptist Church. Membership is £10 per annum, and visitors are welcome at £3 per person, per meeting.


                              Programme Autumn/Winter 2016


Tuesday 27th September


Louise Milbourn: A very different war
Tuesday 18th October


Horry Parsons: Building Bury St Edmunds Cathedral Tower. Part 2
Tuesday 29th November


Dr David Oates: Finding features on the Flat Fen edge
Tuesday 6th December


Christmas lunch. Members only


Publications and notelets are available

from the Publications Officer 01223 232744 and from Histon Library



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JULY 16-17 BIG DIG 2016 Archeology Project

JULY 16-17 BIG DIG 2016 Archeology Project

Volunteers and hosts alike showed no reduction in enthusiasm and enjoyment in our fourth digging adventure – graced again by ideal weather. Our grateful thanks to those who made us all so welcome and for the much appreciated hot and cold drinks and the nibbles. We dug five test pits and again got further insight into what lies under the ground in Histon and Impington.

There is just one final dig this year on August the 6th and 7th!

The report is now available here JULY 16-17 BIG DIG 2016 Archeology Project

(pdf version is also available on the page for download)



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June 2016 BIG DIG Archeology Project

Our volunteers enjoyed a fine and very sociable weekend – no rain and not too hot.  Many thanks indeed to everyone who kindly hosted a test pit and made us all so welcome.  The many cups of tea and coffee, the cakes, biscuits and hot bacon butties ensured a productive couple of days.


The full story of the June 2016 BIG DIG can be found in our archeology event section where we will provide full coverage of all digs.


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