LDHS Talks

LDHS organises a number of talks throughout the year; in the Spring (March, April, May) and in the autumn (September, October, November). Talks are held at 7.30pm in the Village Institute, 24 High Street, Longstanton, CB24 3BS. The Village Institute is about 200 metres from All Saints’ church (opposite The Dale). Our talks are open to everyone.

Please contact us directly if you have any queries. Details may change and LDHS cannot be responsible for any changes that are made to event details. We will, of course, try to make sure that any changes (that we are made aware of) are published on the website as soon as possible.

Entry Fee for non-members £ 2.

LDHS Autumn Talks 2018

Friday 7th September 2018

The Brontes – Dr. Gordon Hewlett (back by popular demand)

Friday 5th October 2018

Cambridge’s Impact on Football and Cricket – Nigel Fenner

No one can doubt the impact Cambridge University has had on so many facets of our lives, but few are aware of how much this includes sport. Even fewer are aware that ‘the Town’ (of Cambridge) has had a role too. Nigel Fenner, himself a Cambridge University Football Blue, a relative of Fenner of Fenner’s Cricket Ground, and founder of Cambridge Sports Tours will largely focus on the history, in the mid 19th century, of football and cricket as examples. This was when the laws of (modern-day) football were first codified, and Fenner established ‘his’ ground when Cambridgeshire was one of the strongest cricket teams in the country.

Friday 2nd November 2018

The History of Pye – Roger Crabtree

Friday 1st March 2019

Ongoing Discoveries at Northstowe Phase 2 – Alison Dickens


AGM & talks are held at 7.30pm in the Village Institute, High Street, Longstanton.

Everyone welcome – members are free – non-members £2.00.

Tea and biscuits served after.