St Neots Local History Society - Talk
'Cheddars Lane Pumping Station' by Alan Denney
Friday 1st September 2017 at 7:30pm
Eyenesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
In the Victorian era the population of Cambridge surged, with businesses and housing, plus the University growing. All waste of every kind was disposed of directly into the River Cam and the terrible stench and state of the river was noticed by everyone. Not only did it cause discomfort to breathing, it also spread diseases, such as typhoid and cholera. This is the story of the former Cheddars Lane Pumping Station* and the innovative way in which the city eventually dealt with its waste in the Victorian period.
*now Cambridge Museum of Technology
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £2.50)
 
Heritage Open Days - Events
Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th September 2017
https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/map-search/eastern
Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's a chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.
 
Wisbech High Street Project - Event
Bring Your High Street Photos
Saturday 9th September 2017, 10am - 4pm
Wisbech & Fenland Museum
http://www.highstreetwisbech.org.uk/?event=heritage-open-day-bring-high-st-photos
Bring your High-Street photos, share your stories and find out the latest update on the Wisbech Town Regeneration. Wisbech High Street Townscape Heritage Officer Taleyna Fletcher will talk about the Wisbech High Street Project, the community activities planned, and present slideshows.
 
Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Visit
‘Hidden Lives: a story of discovery’ – exhibition, tour and talk at the Cultural Zone, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton CB10 1SA
Saturday 16th September 2017
YOU MUST BOOK FOR THIS VISIT BY EMAILING: vicki.harley@care4free.net
Please book asap and by Saturday 9 September to be sure of joining the group.
http://publicengagement.wellcomegenomecampus.org/events/hidden-lives-story-discovery
The visit takes place on one of the Genome Campus regular Open Saturdays. You can view the exhibition between 12:00 and 14:30. There will also be the chance to join a tour of the research facilities (tours generally take place at 12.15 and 13.15). This is a chance to learn about the study of DNA which is being used more and more to help answer questions from archaeology and prehistory. At 15:00, there will be a talk by Rebecca Gilmore, the exhibition curator, arranged especially for FEAG members. We may also be joined by one of the project scientists.
The exhibition features archaeological artefacts discovered by Oxford Archaeology East at the Wellcome Genome Campus, including ancient human remains, some of which have had their genome sequenced. Developed in partnership with campus scientists and archaeologists, the exhibition explores what we can discover about the past from the things left behind, and how archaeology and DNA analysis can be used to help us better understand our past but also more about ourselves.
 
The Norris Museum - Exhibition
Huntingdonshire's Heritage: The Story So Far
The Broadway, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BX
http://norrismuseum.org.uk/?page_id=99
Open until Saturday 23rd December 2017, Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm
An exhibition taking you behind the hoardings to see how the museum's redevelopment has progressed over the last 18 months.