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 Spring Talks 2019

Friday 5th April 2019

The remarkable story of Heffers of Cambridge 1876-1999 – Dr Julie Bounford

William Heffer started his bookselling and stationery business in 1876. By the twentieth century, this family business had become a famous Cambridge institution and was known all over the world. Occupying the middle ground between ‘town and gown’, the Heffers shops became a haven for many Cambridge characters and eccentrics. Capturing the spirit of a past era of retail, publishing and printing, the talk portrays the unique character and style of the firm.

Friday 3rd May 2019

Oakington Barracks and 4 Army Education Centre – Carl Lightfoot


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.