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Cambridgeshire County Council Fail To Support Northstowe!

IS THE FIRST NEW TOWN TO BE BUILT SINCE MILTON KEYNES SUPPORTED BY CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL? NO!!! Do you use CCC services or work for CCC – would you have liked them to have moved their offices to Northstowe so that employees and service users could access their offices via bike or the Guided Busway? […]

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Last LDHS Talk of the Spring Session – Mike Petty on Friday 4 May

The heritage society is delighted to welcome Mike Petty back to Longstanton so he can give us a talk on ‘Looking Back over 8 decades. Mike’s contribution to local historical knowledge is probably unsurpassed in the Cambridgeshire region. Whether you are a long term resident of the area or some one who has recently moved […]

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Northstowe Town Makes Rapid Progress

It is great to have drone technology to help us follow what is happening out on the Northstowe development. Until we are in a position to make our own drone footage it is great to see that others are recording this historic moment.

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2nd Talk Of The Spring Season Friday 6 April

The April talk hosted by the society covers the story of how Bill Tutte broke the Lorenz code without ever seeing a Lorenz machine. William Thomas “Bill” Tutte OC FRS FRSC (14 May 1917 – 2 May 2002) was a British codebreaker and mathematician. During the Second World War, he made a brilliant and fundamental advance in cryptanalysis of the Lorenz cipher, a major Nazi German cipher […]

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LDHS Talk 2 March- CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER

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First of the New Season of LDHS Talks Coming Soon

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LDHS Spring Talks Season Starts Friday March 2

The LDHS Spring Talk season starts on Friday 2 March at 7.30pm. As usual everyone is welcome so please come along. More information to follow.    

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Goodbye Rural Longstanton And Our Water Too?

Work started out on phase 1 of Northstowe in 2015, with the first new residents moving into the new homes in May 2017. Now many house builders are out on site and already c 60 homes are occupied. Wonder why LDHS exists? For the simple reason that someone needed to record the social, rural and […]

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Airfield Research Council Supports LDHS Heritage Plans For RAF Oakington

It was a pleasure to meet Jeff Hawley of the Airfield Research Group at the Conservation Officers Forum on Thursday 1 February. Not only did he and a colleague give an excellent talk but they were clearly interested and very supportive of the work LDHS is doing to protect and promote the heritage of RAF […]

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Northstowe: Eco-town or Eco-Disaster?

The latest edition of the Longstanton Life poses this question as we look at photographs of the kingfisher pond that is located out on Northstowe phase 1 on what was the old golf course. The photographs below speak for themselves when you realise that the developers started their groundwork out on phase 1 in 2015. […]

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