2018/2019 Programme

See below for details of the Society's 2018/2019 Programme. Please put the following dates in your diaries, so you don't miss any of these fascinating talks and events. Monthly meetings start at 8:00pm in the Reading Room, Great Gransden unless otherwise noted.

2018/2019 Programme


October 16th        AGM followed by a glass of wine and a presentation by Dr. Julie Bounford on  Mazes and Labyrinths, the subject of her new book.

November 20th    Pat Doody telling us about The Fenlands - That Sinking Feeling.

December 18th     Social Evening at The Chequers, Little Gransden.


January 15th        Kenneth Lewis talking to us about local prisoner of war camps.

February 19th      Martin Davies giving us an update on the Windmill Restoration.

March 19th           David Tayor talking about A V Roe and the Avro Lancaster.

April 16th             To be announced later.

May 21st               John and Val Davison presenting on our World War 1 project.

June 18th             Farm visit - details to follow later.

Below are the details of last year's meetings and events. They are included here to give an idea of the variety of subjects the Society covers.


October 17th        AGM followed by a glass of wine and an opportunity to listen to and discuss some of our archive recordings of memories of the villages.

November 21st    Keith Tritton ‘An Astronomical Miscellany’, becoming an astronomer, what do astronomers do? Large international observatories – the story of the sky in pictures.

December 19th    Social Evening at The Chequers including a brief talk by Bobby Mitchell about his micro brewery and a chance to sample some of his ales.


January 16th        Sue Jarrett talking about her research into WW1 local newspaper reports.

February 20th      Paula Stainton will talk about her work as Pink Floyd’s Curator, how it came about and her 30+ years career working with the band. She will also talk a little about her 10 years working in Formula 1 motor sport for McLaren.

March 20th           Becky Proctor following on from her talk about Papworth Trust last year, Becky will talk about Varrier-Jones and the early years of the Papworth settlement.

April 17th             Paul Phoenix will talk about his life in music.

May 15th              Martin Davies will give us an illustrated talk about local wild flowers.

June 19th             MG cars night, featuring examples of MG sports cars owned by local enthusiasts, plus a talk by the MG Owners Club. Venue will be Hayfield Cottage, Sand Path, Great Gransden, home of Sandra and John Vinnell.

Alms Houses, Little Gransden
Alms Houses, Little Gransden
Still in use today