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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More Group Pages
Art Appreciation - Your Way Badminton
Bible Reading Birdwatching BG-1
Birdwatching BG-2 Bridge for beginners
Canasta 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 Outdoor Bowls
Table Tennis Table Tennis 2
The Painters Theatre Trips
Tuesday 12 Book Club UKE-TROUPE
Womens' Worlds