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Diary 2014
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January 9th - Life in Tudor Cambridge

Speaker: Honor Ridout


February 13th - Cambridge Instruments Company

Speaker: Alan Osborne

An insight into the workings of this well known company famous for making precision scientific measuring instruments


March 13th - The History of the Air Defences of Great Britain

Speaker: Andrew Little


April 10th - Bygones Collection

Speaker: Derek Cornell

Come and be fascinated by Derek's collection of everyday bygones. 'Oh yes, my Granny had one of those ...'


May 8th - The Inns and Outs of Pub Names

Speaker: Mark Andrew Pardoe

A historical look at why public houses are called what they are


June 12th - The Events Leading to the First World War

Speaker: Dr Anthony Cooper

Growing conflicts between allies and Germany which led to the beginning of the Great War in 1914


July 10th - outing to Bridge End Gardens, Saffron Walden

Guide: Mark Ropkins


No Meeting


September 11th - Annual General Meeting

Your chance to find out what's been happening behind the scenes and to suggest speakers for the next year's programme


October 9th - Trumpington Meadows and the Trumpington Cross

Speaker: Alison Dickens

The archaeology of Trumpington Meadows and the discovery of the rare Anglo-Saxon Trumpington Cross


November 13th - A Family History

Speaker: Martyn Northfield

A Family History through an Eastman-Kodak link and mention of Dufay Colour


December 11th - Members' Evening

Members are invited to give a short presentation on a topic of their choice

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