REMINDER! Archaeological Open Day This Saturday (8 July)

A reminder that there is an Open Day on Northstowe Phase 2 this Saturday. Details can be found below. The entrance to the site will be from Rampton Road Longstanton. Please do try to come along and show the developers that the local community is interested in OUR archaeology and that we do wish to […]

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Archaeology Open Day Northstowe Phase 2 – 8 July

We are delighted to announce that the first Archaeology Open Day for Northstowe Phase 2 will take place on Saturday 8 July from 10 am to 4pm. Entrance is via the main entrance on Rampton Road Longstanton. Sensible footwear is advised. Please see the pdf for further details: Northstowe Archaeology Open Day Flyer 2017

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Northstowe Heritage Strategy & Museum A Step Closer!

LDHS is delighted to announce that after years of campaigning, the Section 106 agreement for Northstowe phase 2 contains the following legally binding commitment: The S106 for Northstowe Phase 2 includes the provision for a Heritage Core Group to take forwards the issues over heritage assets in and around Northstowe, including the provision of a […]

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2017 AGM followed by a talk on Samuel Pepys by G Hewlett – Friday 1 September

LDHS will hold its AGM on Friday 1 September at 7.30pm. (Only members can vote on the business outlined in the agenda). The AGM will be followed (c 8.00PM) by the September talk which is being given by our local retired doctor Gordon Hewlett. (Please be aware the date at the start of this post […]

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An Historic But Poignant Moment

The heritage society is sad to report that one of our earliest supporters and contributors has died. Norman Collinge was a good friend of the heritage society and one of the earliest contributors to the LDHS archives. A frequent visitor to The Manor he will be missed but never forgotten. Sadly Norman and many of […]

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Last LDHS Spring Talk – Friday 5 May

Please see below for details of the LDHS talk this Friday evening. ‘Suffragettes and Votes for Women’ by Mary Dicken LDHS FRIDAY 2017 0505

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New Cambridge railway station to open 21 May – Direct Access by GBW to Northstowe

  Cambridge North railway station is due to open on 21 May. Served by the Guided Busway residents from Longstanton, Northstowe and Oakington and Westwick will have direct off-road access to this station and from there London etc. This improvement to travel facilities will mean that non-locals will have better access to this area and can […]

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LDHS Talk April 7 – Wimpole Hall Archaeology and Records

A reminder that the LDHS talk this Friday is on the Archaeology and Records of our local National Trust property, Wimpole Hall. Please come along to this talk and learn about this property so next time you visit you will know a little more about the history of the house and the landscape in which […]

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A nostalgic look back at Longstanton village

An interesting view of old Longstanton which includes a reference to Home Farm http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/domes…/dblock/GB-536000-264000/page/5

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Gallagher Estates to walk away from Northstowe?

Oh dear Longstanton never really stood a chance! Having followed the Northstowe project from the John Prescott days it comes as no surprise that politics and Northstowe remain so intertwined, or so it would appear from this article http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cameron-backer-set-for-windfall-from-500m-property-sale-g29r2h39p

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