St Ives (Cambs)

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 JanuaryTalk on War Artists
21 February Local Newspapers
20 MarchTalk on the History of Public Transport in St. Ives
17 April VE Day & VJ Day
15 MayWatermen - life on the canals and rivers
19 June My Favourite Museum
17 JulyThe Browns of Houghton
21 AugustNO MEETING at the Free Church - walk around Houghton & Wyton
18 September The Battle of Britain
16 October Witches and Folklore
20 NovemberMarkets & Fairs
18 DecemberChristmas 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.

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Art Appreciation - Your Way Badminton
Bible Reading Birdwatching BG-1
Birdwatching BG-2 Bridge for beginners
Canasta Colouring Club
Country Dancing Country walks
Cribbage Current Affairs
Demonstration Digital Photography
Family History French Conversation
German Improvers Greetings Card Making
Indoor Bowls Italian Conversation
Jazz2Enjoy Languages - Greek
Languages - Spanish Latin Improvers
Leisure Walks Line Dancing
Local & Social History Music Appreciation
Needlecraft Outings
Painting for Pleasure Petanque
Philosophy Plant Power- For the love of plants
POETRY Practical Aromatherapy
Reading Together Science & Technology
Scrabble Shakespeare Appreciation
Singing 4 Pleasure SKETCHBOOK ART
Social Bowls Table Tennis
Table Tennis 2 The Painters
Theatre Trips Tuesday 12 Book Club
UKE-TROUPE Womens' Worlds