We are pleased to welcome Oakington and Westwick History Society to the Jigsaw community of local archaeology and history societies in Cambridgeshire. They are the first group since the end of the Heritage Lottery Funded term of the project to join Jigsaw Cambridgeshire which is testament to the project's legacy and continuing popularity and relevance in the county.

Oakington and Westwick History Society is now officially affiliated to the Jigsaw network which means their events will be promoted on the Jigsaw wesite, social media sites (Facebook and Twitter) and email list. Representatives of Jigsaw affiliated community archaeology groups are also invited to regular meetings to discuss upcoming projects, events and collaborations, and have access to our specialist archaeological equipment.

The Society's next speaker meeting is on Thursday 18th May and will be given by Richard Mortimer of Oxford Archaeology East and Duncan Sayer of the University of Central Lancashire giving an update on the archaeology of the recreation ground in Oakington. The Society was set up in 2008 as a result of village interest in archaeological excavations that took place on the recreation ground in preparation for the build of a new pavilion which uncovered a large Saxon cemetery.

The Society have been developing their online presence with new design and content on their website with pages relating to the local history, genealogy and archaeology of their parish.

If you are interested in affiliating your existing archaeology or history society (in Cambridgeshire or a neighbouring county) or finding out how to set up a new group, please contact us for more information.

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