St Ives (Cambs)

Topics 2012 - 2019

2012

AprilSt. Ives Union Workhouse
MayThe Duke and Duchess of Manchester
JuneRailways
JulyCrime and Punishment
AugustLocal Disasters
SeptemberHealth
OctoberMarkets and Fairs
NovemberThe Great War
DecemberSocial

2013

JanuaryThe Civil War
FebruaryQueen Victoria
MarchWitches and Folklore
AprilWatermen -life on rivers and canals
MayNon-conformists
JuneEducation
JulyVisit to Kimbolton Castle
AugustNO MEETING
SeptemberWW2 and the Forces
OctoberThe History of Shopping
NovemberCharities and Philanthropy
DecemberThe History of Christmas

2014

JanuaryThe Artist Communities of the villages
FebruaryVisit to the Pathfinder Museum, RAF Wyton
MarchEmpire - the Rise and Fall of the British Empire
AprilThe Abdication - Edward and Mrs Simpson
MayVideo simulation of a train journey from St. Ives to Cambridge. Mike Wass
JuneVisit to the photo exhibition at Fenstanton -Jean Ding
JulyThe Causes of WW1
AugustNO MEETING
SeptemberHolywell-cum-Needingworth - talk by Peter Cooper
OctoberRevolutions and their impact on England (French, Russian)
NovemberThe History of Drink - Licensing and abstinence
DecemberA Dickensian Christmas

2015

JanuaryThe Pathfinders-talk by Tim Dutton
FebruaryRevolting peasants - the Peasants Revolt and Popular Protests
MarchGladstone and Disraeli - contrasting Politics and Personalities
AprilInspirational Women
MayThe Magna Carta (800th Anniversary on June 19th)
JuneThe Battle of Waterloo - talk by Mike Wass
JulyTalk on Bluntisham - Marian Land
AugustNO MEETING
SeptemberInspirational Men/50th Anniversary of Churchill's death
OctoberThe Gunpowder Plot 1605
NovemberThe Armistice -to what extent was WW2 a continuation of WW1?
DecemberSocial-Christmas memories

2016

JanuaryFrozen St. Ives
FebruaryVerdun (February to December 1916) talk by Stan Fairclough
MarchLocal Industries
AprilShakespeare
MayGeneral Strike,Working Peoples' Rights
JuneQueen's 90th Birthday
JulyLocal Sport
AugustNO MEETING
SeptemberFires - the Great Fire of London and Local Fires
OctoberLocal Government
NovemberThe Home Front in WW2 talk by Stan Fairclough
DecemberChristmas Social

2017

JanuaryWomen Gardeners and WW1 - talk by Dr. Anne Meredith
FebruarySuffragettes
MarchThe 1947 Floods
AprilThe Evolution of the Pub
MayMembers' Meeting
JuneGuided Walk around Needingworth with Peter Cooper followed by lunch at The Queen's Head.
JulyYouth Activities
AugustNO MEETING at Free Church - visit to Hemingford Manor
SeptemberChildren's authors
OctoberThe Cinema
NovemberThe Third Battle of Ypres - Passchaendale
DecemberChristmas Social

2018

JanuaryDomestic Service
FebruaryMaps
MarchMonasteries and Religious Houses
AprilWW2 Airfields in East Anglia
MayFrance 1968
JuneGuided Walk around Holywell with Peter Cooper folowed by lunch at the Old Ferryboat
JulyNational Health Service
AugustNO MEETING at the Free Church - visit to the Pepys Library in Cambridge
SeptemberSamuel Pepys
OctoberAirships
NovemberThe War Memorials of Huntingdonshire - talk by Marian Land
DecemberChristmas Social

2019

JanuaryPublic Parks and Gardens
February Members' Meeting
March Life in a Country Parsonage
April May Day Customs
May Oliver Cromwell
June Visit to the Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon
July Windmills and Watermills
August Visit to Bourn Windmill
September Evacuees
October Spas and Spa visiting
NovemberHow to research military history
DecemberChristmas Social