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.



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Next meeting!

On Tuesday 24th April, Pam Halls, Curator, will be speaking on Cambridge Museum of Technology: past, present and future.

All welcome. Visitors £3.

Venue: Brackenbury Room, Impington Village College, 7.30pm

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Next meeting! Tuesday 27th March

Next meeting Tuesday 27th March, 7.30pm, Brackenbury Room at Impington Village College.

Vanessa Mann, a local and family historian,  will give a talk about researches she has made relating to early, particularly Edwardian, postcards. She will recount some interesting and amusing information discovered while researching the recipients and the senders of the cards. In particulare she will include the research she has done on cards of Histon and Impington sent by residents of or visitors to the villages.

Visitors welcome £3 per person.


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Next meeting! John Savill: The History of Punch and Judy, followed by a short performance. Monday March 12th 2.30pm at the Baptist Church. Visitors £3

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Next meeting!

A Presentation and Question and Answer Session
from members of the Histon and Impington Parish Council
Tuesday February 27th
The Pavilion
Impington Village College
Please note change of venue
Members free Non members £3
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Looking for pictures of soldiers who served in the Great War

We need

  • Jack Dawson late of Merton Rd,
  • Bertie ‘Tipster’ Rogers of New Rd – his dad was an electrician at Chivers,
  • Percy Doggett of School Hill his Dad was the local dairyman/milkman,
  • Ted Howard, George Oakman of New Sch Rd,
  • Sid Tadman who’s Dad ran the Bell INN,
  • Johnny Burton of Saffron Close or Manor Farm,
  • ‘Herbert’ Dibber Moore,
  • Jack Chivers of Cottenham Rd
  • and all five of the Wilderspin brothers who lived around School Hill – Frank, Albert, William, John and Charles.

Please get in touch if you are able to help

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Programme Spring/Summer 2018

Tuesday January 30th AGM Visitors free
Tuesday February 27th A presentation by representatives of our Parish Council
Monday March 12th 2.30pm at the Baptist Church 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.


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