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Diary 2018
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July August September October November December


January 11th - Pre-Construct Archaeology

Speaker: Mark Hinman

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


February 8th - Life & Work of William Morris

Speaker: Fiona Rose

He produced decorative art in many forms including fabrics


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 12th - St Nazaire

Speaker: Ann Mitchell

Attempts by the Allies to destroy this strategic dockyard


May 10th - Gray Family of Wandlebury

Speaker: Christine Ruse

Hear about the lives of this fascinating family


June 14th - Cambridge and the Russian Revolution

Speaker: Sean Lang

A look at how Cambridge responded


July 12th - annual members outing - Sawston Hall Gardens

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


No Meeting


September 13th - Annual General Meeting

Your chance to suggest subjects for next year


October 11th - The Impact of WWI

Speaker: Alan Partridge

The legacy of World War I


November 8th - the History of Mackay's

Speaker: Duncan Mackay

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


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

Speaker: Annie James

Talk plus usual Christmas feast

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