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.

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WANTED – YOUR MEMORIES OF VILLAGE LIFE

This event has taken place.  For information on current events please visit the events page.

In September H&I Village Society History Group met up with a group of older residents who were keen to get their memories of village life recorded for posterity. As a result, a long term project has begun to record the village memories of long term residents. We are hoping to organise a series of monthly meetings, initially at various hostelries, for folk to meet up  and exchange their memories of life in H&I over the last 50/60 years. Three meetings have been arranged before Christmas.

Monday 30th September, King Bill snug 7.30 p.m.
Monday 28th October, Red Lion lounge 7.30 p.m.
Monday 2nd December, The Boot dining room 7.30 p.m.

Suggestions for other possible venues would be much appreciated. Have a chat with the chaps who have inspired the project, Messrs John Hopkin, Dennis Marshall, Charlie Sadler, Dick Hibbett and Keith Tolliday when you see them about.

Project contacts are Geoffrey Smallwood geoffrey @ thesmallwoods . com and Jane Gilmour jane . gilmour @ tesco . net

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Cheers!

We are delighted to announce the publication of “Cheers! : the history of the Pubs of Histon and Impington.”

It will make a great Christmas present for dads and brothers etc!

The original booklet, researched and written by John and Monica Allen in 1989, has been updated and enlarged to an A4, laminated, 104 page book, containing a wealth of fascinating photos, some never seen before, history, documents, reminiscences and anecdotes.

Copies are £11.99, and can be obtained from Histon Library or 233397, 564716 or 232744.

Photographic Memories has now been reprinted, price £9.99 and can be obtained by phoning the above.

 

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HELP! WORLD WAR I MEMORABILIA WANTED

On Sunday 7th July 2014, the Histon and Impington Village Society is planning a special display of World War I memorabilia to mark the centenary of the start of the war. A meeting about this will be held in January next year.
This all takes time, so please can you start looking in your attic, chest of drawers, shed, etc. to find what you have in the way of photos/pictures, letters, documents, medals, etc. we can copy or photograph?
Or, you may have recollections of what your forbears said about it all?
We’ll have more info in the next edition of the HisImp News in the New Year, but in the meantime, please get in touch to tell us what you have found or to discuss the idea further, by contacting
Geoffrey Smallwood, Chairman, 234258 geoffrey @ thesmallwoods . com or
Barbara Parr, Secretary, 233397 cats.cradle @ hotmail . co . uk

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