Local & Social History
As a group we study a monthly theme about local or social history, and then meet to share what we have found out. It's up to members to decide for themselves whether and how much they study a particular topic, and how they share this at the meeting.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month starting with coffee at 10.15 - 10.30 in the Hall on the ground floor of St Ives Free Church (Market Hill, St Ives PE27 5AL). We tend to finish by noon. There is a £1.00 charge per session to cover hall costs and tea/coffee.
The Group Leader, Marian Land, can be contacted via the link at the top right of this page, as can the group's administrator.
Known future meetings and topics in 2020 are:
|17 January||Talk on War Artists|
|21 February||Local Newspapers|
|20 March||Talk on the History of Public Transport in St. Ives|
|17 April||VE Day & VJ Day|
|15 May||Watermen - life on the canals and rivers|
|19 June||My Favourite Museum|
|17 July||The Browns of Houghton|
|21 August||NO MEETING at the Free Church - walk around Houghton & Wyton|
|18 September||The Battle of Britain|
|16 October||Witches and Folklore|
|20 November||Markets & Fairs|
|18 December||Christmas Social|
At the end of each meeting there is a brief discussion about next month's topic and suggestions for research. A reminder email is sent out to members the week before each meeting.