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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Why are there still no plans in place for a Northstowe museum?

Glad to see that RAF Waterbeach museum has re-opened in memory of Oliver Merrington. If the developers of Waterbeach barracks can fund a museum on the site then the developers of the new town of Northstowe have no excuse for not doing the same. Our work continues….. http://www.waterbeachbarracks.co.uk/waterbeach-museum-reopens-in-memory-of-oliver-merrington/

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LONGSTANTON CONSERVATION AREA FACES NEW THREAT.

With the approach of Christmas it would be nice to think that we can all start to wind down, relax and look forward to the festive season. Sadly in the world of developers and development this is often the time when planning applications are submitted – timed so that the public consultation runs over the […]

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An Update on the Northstowe Phase 2 Planning Application

Below is an update on the Northstowe phase 2 planning application written by our District Councillor, Alex Riley. ‘Yesterday I attended the meeting of the South Cambs Planning Committee which looked at the revised proposals for the Northstowe Phase 2 (3500 homes + Town Centre, etc.)  The main change to be considered was that instead […]

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Northstowe Street Names

The heritage society would like to thank everyone who responded to our request for help in suggesting names for Northstowe streets. We have had some great ideas for street names and other ideas on how the new town can commemorate the history of the site. In addition LDHS carried out our own research in order to give […]

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Mike Petty scrapbooks gives an insight into the histories of Longstanton & Oakington

For those of you who are local the name Mike Petty is well known. Founder of the Cambridgeshire Collection and a keen local historian Mike has devoted his time to investigating Cambridgeshire history and making it accessible to the public. Here are his scrapbooks on Longstanton and Oakington. oakington-scrapbook-1897-to-1990 longstanton-scrapbook

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