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 2019 are:
|18 January||Public parks and gardens|
|15 February||Members' Meeting|
|15 March||Life in a country parsonage|
|26 April||May Day Customs - note this meeting is one week later than usual due to Easter.|
|17 May||Oliver Cromwell|
|21 June||Visit to the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon TBC|
|19 July||Windmills and Watermills|
|16 August||NO MEETING at the Free Church - visit to Bourn Mill TBC|
|18 October||Spas and Spa visiting|
|15 November||War Artists|
|20 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.