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 2018

Friday 2nd March 2018

Cambridge’s Impact on Cricket and Football – 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 6th April 2018

How Bill Tutte Won the War – Richard Fletcher

The fascinating story a Cambridge boy’s time at Bletchley Park. Bill Tutte achieved one of the greatest intellectual feats of World War Two by breaking the extremely complex Lorenz code without ever seeing the machine that generated it. The breaking of Lorenz was significant because it provided the Allies with critical details of Hitler’s military strategy.

Friday 4th May 2018

Researching Local History. Eight Decades of Looking Back – Mike Petty

By popular demand, Mike Petty will speak to the Society again, this time on eighty years of local history research.

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

Friday 2nd November 2018

The History of Pye Telecom on Cambridge – Roger Crabtree


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

Tea and biscuits served after.