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 Talks 2017

Please note that there has been a slight change to the order of the talks scheduled.

Friday 5th May 2017

‘Suffragettes and Votes for Women’ – Mary Dicken

Mary is a former history teacher who has lectured for the WEA and U3A, led tours for a local tour company to historical sites and written A Level History textbooks. Mary’s talk will include the suffragette leaders, the methods they used to get publicity, propaganda both for and against votes for women, and the Suffragette Derby in 1913

Friday 1st September 2017

‘Samuel Pepys’ – Dr Gordon Hewlett

Friday 6th October 2017

‘Basket Making in Cambridgeshire’ – Gill Shapland

Friday 3rd November 2017

‘Bricks in West Cambridgeshire – the 17th and 18th centuries’ – Michael Coles (back by popular demand)

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.