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Diary 2015
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July August September October November December


January 8th - Cambridge Water

Speaker: Annalise Lister

An insight to Cambridgeshire’s, and Sawston’s, water supply


February 12th - Queen Mary and the 1911 Coronation Durbar held in Delhi

Speaker: Sean Lang

King George V and Queen Mary’s visit to India in December 1911


March 12th - the Great Fire of Newmarket

Speaker: John Sutton


April 9th - Trafalgar Square

Speaker: Ken Drake

A look at the history of this famous landmark in London


May 14th - King John and the Magna Carta

Speaker: Mary Dicken

Why King John was made to sign and how it changed the face of British rule


June 11th - Preparing to be a Tudor Peasant

Speaker: Beck Laxton

Taking part at Kentwell Hall historical re-enactment


July 9th - annual members outing - Madingley Hall Gardens

Guide: Richard Gant or Richard Denham

Meeting at 6.30 pm at Madingley Hall for a tour of the gardens. Entrance is £5 per person payable in advance to the secretary, Liz Dockerill, or on the night before we start the tour.


No Meeting


September 10th - 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 8th - The Spy Who Loved

Speaker: Clare Mulley

The secrets and lives of Christine Granville, Britain's first female Special Agent of WW2


November 12th - From Bats, to Beds, to Books

Speaker: Philomena Guillebaud

The WW1 field hospital which later became the site of the Cambridge University Library (and the bats?)


December 10th - Six into One

Speaker: Frances Saltmarsh

Talk plus usual Christmas feast

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