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2023/24
PROGRAMME OF TALKS

Millard Suite

Village Hall

Burberry Road
Buckden
St Neots
Cambridgeshire
PE19 5UY

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7.30 pm start on night

Members  ~ Free

Visitors  ~ £5 per talk

Children  ~ Free

Annual Membership ~ £20

Joint Family Membership ~ £35 

(Our year runs September ~ June)

If you want to join please contact the Treasurer, Eric Nash, on any talk night or the Secretary, Richard Storey using the Contact Page

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Programme & Fees: Welcome

SEPTEMBER 6 - 2023

TRANSPORTATION OF CRIMINALS IN HUNTINGDONSHIRE

Annie James

Annie received a Goodliffe Award in 2022  to research and document information and records of Huntingdonshire convicts that were sentenced to deportation. The records will be lodged in the Huntingdonshire Archives once completed.

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OCTOBER 4
5-9 CHURCH STREET

 Brendan Henry

Brendan talks about the renovation of one of Buckden’s historic houses.

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NOVEMBER 1
THE HISTORY OF LOCAL SPORT

Nigel Fenner

Nigel talks on the history of local sport focusing primarily on the 19th century.

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DECEMBER 6
DID CROMWELL REALLY CANCEL CHRISTMAS?

Stuart Orme

Stuart  reveals the fascinating story behind the myth of how the festive season was outlawed in the 1640s.

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JANUARY 3 2024
BUCKDEN PALACE AND TOWERS

Barry Jobling

A history of the Bishops of Lincoln’s Palace, Buckden’s most iconic group of buildings, from the 15th century to date, using some previously unseen documents and illustrations.

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FEBRUARY 7
IF YOU CAN BE ANYONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF WHO WOULD YOU BE?!

John Upham

We wait with anticipation!

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MARCH 6
THE ADMIRAL, THE RECTOR AND LONG JOHN SILVER

David Longman

David recounts tales from Bedfordshire Churches

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APRIL 3
MALTA IN WW2

Linda Upham

Linda looks at the period leading up to the award of the George Cross, with eyewitness accounts by those who were children at the time.

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MAY 1 
ST NEOTS IN THE TIME OF JANE AUSTEN

Liz Davies

Liz reveals the fascinating Regency period 1811 – 20, through the lives of local people. Discover local links with the battle of Waterloo, the assassination of a British Prime Minister, the struggle against the international slave trade and the story of the Eynesbury Giant

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JUNE 5
AGM AND COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG

Barry Jobling

A short, light-hearted amble through a 20th century Londoner’s vocabulary, where it comes from, what it means and when to use it (but only if you were born within the sound of St. Mary-le-Bow church bells)!

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PAST TALKS

Some speakers have kindly left me their notes.  Please select the link below to access them

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