Newmarket

HISTORY

Covid-19 restrictions - Meetings will resume at Tesco's Community Room from September 2021.
Please watch this space for updates or contact your group coordinator, Niddy Walpole.
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Our History Group meets on the first Friday of the month at Exning Rd Club at 2.30pm.

Talks are on wide-ranging subjects with something for everyone.

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September 3rd the talk is "Chronicles of the real East End of London" and will be held at Exning Road Club.

October 1st the talk will be "Members Tomb Challenge". Over the summer you will be hunting out our local or not so local tombs and discussing them today.

November 5th: David Soanes will talk about "The Workhouse"

December 3rd: My talk will be on the "Development of the Department Store", with particular emphasis on John Lewis stores.

I look forward to seeing you then - Niddy.

When we use Zoom this could be helpful: See link to Zoom instructions which Ely U3A have said I can use.
Time limitations of Zoom mean that presentations may stretch over two consecutive sessions, with a brief interval break.

Niddy Walpole - Coordinator (01353 721144) niddy198@gmail.com

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Hello Everyone

LOCAL MUSEUMS

Are you looking for a short trip out now that we are coming out of full Lockdown? Members of our History Group have researched their choice of a museum that is only a short drive from Newmarket. We kept to under the hour to travel.

Below is a list of the 12 museums that were chosen. Just click on a name and it will take you to further information about that museum to help you decide. Please see also the map showing the museums, click here: History Group Map of Museums Study

1. Ancient House Museum, Clare by Denise Cioffi
2. Brandon Heritage Centre by Rosemary Foreman
4. The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds by Joanne and Stephen Garner
5. Suffolk Regiment Museum, Bury St Edmunds by Joanne and Stephen Garner
6. Cambridge Museum of Technology by Joanne and Stephen Garner
7. Fowlmere Airfield by Linda and Ian Bailey
8. Little Hall, Lavenham by Angie Harrison
9. Mildenhall Museum by Niddy Walpole
10. Moyses Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds by Jean Wolf
11. Prickwillow Museum, near Ely by Joanne & Stephen Garner
12. Waterbeach Military Heritage Museum by Tim Young

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1st September 2021

Click the link for the story of Magna Carta at Lincoln Cathedral.

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20th July 2021

Click the link for the story of the Spice Islands

Niddy

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10th July 2021

Click the link for a story from Abbots Ripton - Double Rail Disaster

Niddy

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A NEW QUIZ

Here is a Quiz for August 2021

A quiz based on Lincolnshire, where I have had a few days holiday.

1)Which Royal Mistress and an ancestress of the present Royal Family is buried in Lincoln Cathedral?
2) Folklore states that if a child is born with big ears they would be---?
3) What is the Lincoln Imp and where is it found?
4) Who was born in 1643 at Woolsthorpe manor and went to school in Grantham?
5) Whose statue stands besides Grimsby Docks?
6) What is the Boston Stump?
7)What International Festival is held on Cleethorpes Beech each year?
8) What animal was known as the Fenman's Treasure? and kept on the Boston fens.?
9) How can you visit an old Stamford shop in the city of York?
10)Why were tanks so called in WW1 ?

ANSWERS
) The Royal Ancestress was Katherine Swynford, mistress to John of Gaunt.
2) Big Ears meant you would be successful in life.
3) The Lincoln Imp is a stone carving by the builders St.Hugh's shrine. They wanted
visiting pilgrims to be aware evil was all around.
4) Sir Isaac Newton
5) The statue is of Prince Albert who laid the foundation stone of the New Royal Docks in 1852.
6) The stump is a tall tower of the parish church St.Botolph in Boston built on money from rich wool merchants.
7) Cleethorpes hold the annual Kite Flying Festival
8) Geese were kept on the Fens and known as the treasure as you could eat the meat, quills used for writing and feathers plucked every 2 years for pillows etc.
9) Grant's Butcher shop from Stamford was dismantled in 1936 and rebuilt in York Castle Museum.
10) The Government wanted the new vehicle (WW1 Tank) to be kept secret and so the men were told they were building tracked water tanks.

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30th May 2021

Here is an interesting Article about Harwich I have written.

Niddy

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Over the last few days of September 2020,I have put together the Burwell Study Project with the much appreciated proof reading and setting out by Angie Harrison.
I am handing a copy to Alison Hayes at Burwell Museum and to Judy Paxton at the Local History Society who have been most helpful to us and of course ,one to each of those who took part. Thank you to all

Burwell Project 1 Burwell Project 2 Burwell Project 3 Burwell 4

Burwell 5 Burwell 6 Burwell 7

Niddy Walpole - Coordinator (01353 721144) niddy198@gmail.com

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