Talks for 2016-2017


All monthly talks are held in the Free Church, St Ives, at 7.30 pm.

Non-members are always welcome and a donation of £2 is requested to help cover costs.

The Civic Society always takes a summer break and there are no talks planned for the months of June, July and August. However we will re-commence in September with a new programme of talks. Details of these talks can be found on this website as soon as they are published.

16th September 2016

Veronica Bennett – East Anglia Gardens of the National Trust.

21st October 2016

Annual General Meeting followed by:
David Stewart: The Heritage Lights programme & The Origins of the Gas Supply in St Ives

18th November 2016

John Deeks – History of Fenstanton.

20th January 2017

Alexa Cox – Huntingdon Three Photographers – Maddison, Hinde & Whitney.

17th February 2017

James Fairbairn: The Excavation of Spitfire X4593 – Holme Fen

17th March 2017

Ainslie Bousfield from The House of Flags – The Power of Flags

21st April 2017

Sue Knight: Holmewood Hall – Its History and Surroundings. This grand Victorian country house in Holme, once close to Whittlesey Mere, is now a conference and event venue. But the site has a fascinating history from the 17th Century through to WW2.

19th May 2017

Mike Petty – Cambridge Market, It’s History and Future??


The next meeting to be held is shown in BOLD

RED shows an addition to the published programme


In case of last minute changes check this website for details.