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Diary 2016
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January

January 14th - The Life of Marconi

Speaker: Barry Tew

The life and inventions of Guglielmo Marconi, founder of the Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company

February

February 11th - Cambridge, Treasure Island in the Fens

Speaker: Nick Chrimes

His book, and with reference to Xu Zhimo and his link with Sawston

March

March 10th - The History of Chivers

Speaker: David Oates

The history of the famous Histon jam makers

April

April 14th - A Country Railway Station

Speaker: Helen Harwood

A look at Great Shelford station through the ages

May

May 12th - The Leper Chapel

Speaker: Philip Robson

The history and background to this small chapel in Cambridge

June

June 9th - The Cambridge Bonfires

Speaker: Sean Lang

A battle for order in late nineteenth century Cambridge

July

July 14th - My Local Families

Speaker: Martyn Northfield

August

No Meeting

September

September 8th - 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

October 13th - Children of the Raj

Speaker: Vyvywn Brendon

How living with British parents in India affected the lives and relationships of their children

November

November 10th - A History of Sewing Machines

Speaker: Ralph Carpenter

Ralph brought some of his collection of sewing machines for us to see

December

December 8th - The Best Seat in the House

Speaker: Mark Lodziak

Talk plus usual Christmas feast

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