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Diary 2018
January February March April May June
July August September October November December

January

January 11th - Pre-Construct Archaeology

Speaker: Mark Hinman

As part of planning permissions, digs are carried out before building work can start

February

February 8th - Life & Work of William Morris

Speaker: Fiona Rose

He produced decorative art in many forms including fabrics

March

March 8th - Village Life in the 1800s

Speaker: Helen Harwood

A look at the lives of village labourers and their families in the 19th century

April

April 12th - St Nazaire

Speaker: Ann Mitchell

Attempts by the Allies to destroy this strategic dockyard

May

May 10th - Gray Family of Wandlebury

Speaker: Christine Ruse

Hear about the lives of this fascinating family

June

June 14th - Cambridge and the Russian Revolution

Speaker: Sean Lang

A look at how Cambridge responded

July

July 12th - annual members outing - Sawston Hall Gardens

Guide: tbc

The gardens have been redesigned since the present owners moved into the Hall and new plantings have taken place. More details nearer the time

August

No Meeting

September

September 13th - Annual General Meeting

Your chance to suggest subjects for next year

October

October 11th - The Impact of WWI

Speaker: Alan Partridge

The legacy of World War I

November

November 8th - the History of Mackay's

Speaker: Duncan Mackay

From early beginnings to a well-respected ironmonger's store

December

December 13th - Lady Geneva and the 18th Century Gin Craze

Speaker: Annie James

Talk plus usual Christmas feast

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