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Diary 2004

January

Thursday 8th January - Linton Workhouse

Garth Collard, History lecturer at the Linton Village College has built up a fascinating story of life in this Institution, which was host to some Sawston residents. This is a must for those who admire Victorian values.

Saturday 10th January - SVHS Room Open

The Room, at the Sawston PC Office, 57 High St, Sawston, will be open from 2.00 to 4.00pm. You are cordially invited to come along and examine our growing collection of documents, photos, post cards, maps and general memorabilia of anything vaguely Sawstonian

February

Thursday 12th February - Kings Cross to Cambridge

Our old friend Bill Wittering takes us on a nostalgic journey along this important rail link, exploring places of historic interest en route

Saturday 14th February - SVHS Room Open

The Room, at the Sawston PC Office, 57 High St, Sawston, will be open from 2.00 to 4.00pm. You are cordially invited to come along and examine our growing collection of documents, photos, post cards, maps and general memorabilia of anything vaguely Sawstonian

Monday 23 February - Cambs. Local History Workshop

In Ely Library 10.15 am - 4.30 pm. This is for anyone wishing to learn about any particular aspect of local or family history. In attendance will be Mike Petty, Tom Doig, Beth Davis and Alison Taylor. The full library resources will be available plus help to make use of them. Cost £1 including coffee & tea. If anyone would like to go, and/or share transport, contact Bryan on 01223 833963. Prior reservation must be made for this meeting.

March

Thursday 11th March - Vanished buildings of Cambridge 

Chris Jakes, Curator of the Cambridgeshire Collection at the Cambridge Central library gives an illustrated talk on the vanished buldings of Cambridge since circa 1950, in the name of "progress"

Saturday 13th March - SVHS Room Open

The Room, at the Sawston PC Office, 57 High St, Sawston, will be open from 2.00 to 4.00pm. You are cordially invited to come along and examine our growing collection of documents, photos, post cards, maps and general memorabilia of anything vaguely Sawstonian.

Saturday 13th March - Meeting of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society

Conference on 'Recovering Cambridgeshire's Past'. At the Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Ave., Cambridge, 10 am - 5 pm. Places must be reserved by March 1. Anyone interested contact Bryan, as above. Programme alteration - Subjects for April & May will change places Thursday 8th April. Speaker Alan Denney on the History of Cambridge's water supply. Illustrated by slides.

April

Thursday 8th April 2004 

Speaker Alan Denney on the History of Cambridge's water supply. Illustrated by slides.

***Note: April and May's speakers have now been swapped***

Saturday 10th April 2004

The Room, at the Sawston PC Office, 57 High St, Sawston, will be open from 2.00 to 4.00pm. You are cordially invited to come along and examine our growing collection of documents, photos, post cards, maps and general memorabilia of anything vaguely Sawstonian

May

Thursday 1st May 2004 The Fen drainage 

This talk is given by Peter Filby who recently gave a fascinating account of Cambridgeshire mills.

June

Thursday June 10th  - 'The Bombers are Coming', 

A talk by Michael Bowyer. Mike is an internationally known author on the history of aircraft, the preparations for our defence in WWll and most of the bombing incidents in East Anglia. He is a native of Cambridge and as a schoolboy in wartime was able to get first-hand experience of local bombing incidents. He has researched many personal records of the servicemen who were involved.

July

Thursday July 8th - Local Finds

Richard Mortimer will give us an update on local archaeological finds. Most members will remember his last talk, when we were unwilling to let him go until the pubs closed so it might be advisable to bring your supper!

August

Holiday season, no meeting

September

Thursday September 10th

Annual General Meeting

October

Thursday October 8th - History of Sawston Village College

Illustrated with videos taken by Claude Matthews. This is an opportunity for former students to contribute their own memories.

November

November 11th - 'Alchemy'

A talk by Dr. David Bard. Metaphorically speaking, some gold should emerge from what might be thought of as a base subject.

December

December 9th Members Evening

The programme will be announced nearer the date.

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