Ely & District

History and Family History

Two groups are listed here:

GroupCoordinator/sMeetsTime
HistoryPeter Lee1st Thursday2.30-4.30pm
Family HistoryIan Forrest2nd Monday, Tuesday & Thursday10.00-12.00pm
Writing Up Family HistorySusan Morris4th Tuesday 11.00-12.30

The History Group arranges monthly talks and occasional visits, sharing members' interests and knowledge, extended and enriched by external speakers. Normally the group meets 2.15 for 2.30pm on the first Thursday of the month at the City of Ely Bowls Club, Nutholt Lane, Ely CB7 4PL. See below for Dates for your Diary.

The Family History Group meets on prearranged days to use the computers at Ely Library to pursue family histories together, with guidance from more experienced members. Ian Forrest is the coordinator. The group size is limited by the number of computers at the library.

The Writing Up Your Family History is a new group organised by Susan Morris to help people who have researched their family's history and now need to write it up. See Dates for Your Diary for details of the inaugural meetings.

Page Editor: Peter Lee

Dates for your Diary
Thu Dec 5th History Group: Peter Lee on 'The History of the Colorado River', Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £1
Thu Jan 2nd 2020 History Group: Members’ ‘House Histories: my house or what was there before it was built’, Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £1
Thu Feb 6th 2020 History Group: Kate Cann on 'Henry VIII and his Six Wives', Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £1
Thu Mar 5th 2020 History Group: Mike Petty on ‘James Withers, Cambridgeshire Bard’, Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £2
Thu Apr 2nd 2020 History Group: Tim Young on the ‘History of Education in the 20th Century’, Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £1
Thu May 7th 2020 History Group: Wendy Ramsell on the ‘Mysteries of Easter Island’, Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £2
Thu Jun 4th 2020 History Group: Roy Williams with his talk ‘Air War Over Britain I', from the beginning to the Zeppelin L20 raid, Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £2
Thu Jul 2nd 2020 History Group: Roy Williams continuing on from last month's talk with ‘Air War Over Britain II', through to the WW2 V-1 flying bomb, Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £2
Thu Aug 6th 2020 History Group: Village walk with a guide round historic Castle Acre with a light lunch in the church (max 20), £15
More Group Pages
Arts and Crafts Bird Watching Games Gardens and Plants
History and Family History Languages Music Photography
Social and Sport Transport Walking Written Word
More Group Pages
Arts and Crafts Bird Watching
Games Gardens and Plants
History and Family History Languages
Music Photography
Social and Sport Transport
Walking Written Word