I am very pleased to announce that Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN) and Cambridgeshire Association for Local History (CALH) are working in partnership with BBC learning to provide opportunies to experience archive film and running activies based around that. The first of our linked activities will take place at the Cambridgeshire History Fair on Saturday 17th September on Cherry Hinton Recreation Ground, where amoungst all the exciting stalls and re-enactors you will find the CALH marquee which will be showing archive film and holding memory collection and sharing. This is a FREE event, so why not come and see us!
Several of the CCAN groups are also holding film events with memory collection and refreshments, you can download the flyer above to find out more and visit an event near you.
This are lots of local events that are designed to complement the new BBC Two series Reel History of Britain, which starts on Monday, September 5th on BBC2 at 1830 each week night for four weeks. More information can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yw2wc and the first four episodes are listed below:Date:
Mon 5th September
1/20: Britain’s Wartime Evacuees
In Torquay, Melvyn looks back to the 1940’s and wartime evacuation.
Tue 6th September
2/20: Britain’s First Teenagers
Melvyn Bragg looks back at when Britain broke free of the burdens of WWII.
Wed 7th September
3/20: Soldier, Soldier
In Preston, Melvyn Bragg looks back to the First World War.
Thurs 8th September
4/20: Britain’s Black Diamonds
Melvyn Bragg is at the Big Pit Museum to view BFI films about coal mining in the 1930s.
The Reel History of Britain is a new, exciting 20 part series, in which Melvyn Bragg retells the fascinating stories of life in Britain from 1900 – 1970 through the archive collections of the British Film Institute and other National and Regional Film Archives. Travelling across the UK, Melvyn meets the members of the public who appeared in the historic films featured in the series, and brings them face-to-face with their relatives with the help of a 1967 custom built vintage mobile cinema.
Melvyn Bragg said: “At the turn of the last century one invention changed the way we recall our history forever – the motion camera. Thanks to Britain’s pioneering film-makers, we can still glimpse a world long gone.”
The BBC is also touring with it’s The Reel History of Britain Experience giving people the chance to learn more about their local history through film. The tour, which will visit Glasgow, Grimsby, Peterborough and Leicester, is free to attend, suitable for all ages and there is no need to book in advance.
CALH (Cambridgeshire Association for Local History)
Spring Conference 2011:
EDUCATING THE PEOPLE
‘A NATIONAL EVIL REQUIRES A NATIONAL REMEDY'
How inspired individuals and groups brought us
from mass illiteracy to universal education
In Association with Sawston Village History Society www.sawstonhistory.org.uk
The CALH Spring Conference this year combines three major celebrations and anniversaries, it is the 60th Anniversary of the foundation of the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History (Cambridgeshire Local History Council), it is the Bicentenary of foundation of the National Schools (National Society for the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church) in 1811 and last year the 80th Anniversary of the founding of Sawston Village College by Henry Morris, the Cambridgeshire county education secretary, takes place:
in the Henry Morris Hall
at Sawston Village College
on Saturday 9th April 2011
10am to 4pm
The Conference Secretary is:
For further information in the first instance
please contact Andrew at:
firstname.lastname@example.org : 01223 892430 or 0787 5469538
The day will begin with registration between 09.30 and 10.00, morning coffee will be served on arrival.
We have four expert speakers and two chairmen to host the proceedings for you, and the days programme will be as follows:
The Morning Session will be hosted by our Secretary Andrew Westwood-Bate: (Andrew wanted to host the morning session as he carried out a Royal Navy Artificer Apprenticeship in the 1970s)
Our first speaker is Honor Ridout - (the CALH Chairman) and she will be talking on:
LEARNING BY DOING
Apprentices, Rich and Poor
Our second speaker is Terry Ransome - ( of The British Schools Trust, Hitchin) he will be telling us about:
BRITISH SCHOOLS AND THE LANCASTRIAN SYSTEM
The morning session will close with a Q and A session.
Before lunch we have a real special treat, as stated before in 2010 the students of Sawston Village College carried out a research project on Henry Morris and they will be:
REMEMBERING HENRY MORRIS
After break for Lunch, when delegates can either bring their own Lunch or enjoy a Pre-booked lunch.
We start the afternoon session with host Tony Kirby:
The afternoon will start off with our third speaker Dr Peter Warner - ( Homerton College, Senior Tutor and Director of Studies in History) he will be telling us about:
DISSENTING ACADEMY TO TEACHER EDUCATION
The Development of Homerton College
The last talk of the day is Adrian Barlow - ( Director of Public and Professional Programmes, University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education), Adrian retires this summer and this is one of your last chances to listen to this excellent lecturer, who will tell us all about
Extension Lectures and the
origins of Extramural Studies
The afternoon session will close with another Q and A session.
We will finish the day with afternoon tea, biscuits, and as tradition now dictates home made cake.
The day cost just £10.00 for CALH and Sawston Village History Society members, other Affiliated Society and Associated members pay just £12.50 and £15.00 for non-members, a preordered lunch is available for just £6.00.
There will be a selection of display stands showing the history of education in various Cambridgeshire villages, please let Honor Ridout know if you would like to add your village to this. Please click here for information on how you carry this out
We will have our own CALH bookstall, and will also hold a raffle
If you are having problems with transport, please let us know:
Bus: For more info click here
The Stagecoach Citi 7 Bus leaves Emmanuel Street at 0842 and gets to Sawston at 0915. There is a Bus returning to Cambridge at 1638 arriving at Drummer Street at 1740. The buses are very frequent approximately every 10 minutes.
For full details of the programme and how to book, you can download a booking form by clicking here
Membership Forms are available by click on the appropriate form at the following web page:
For any other information or help, drop us an email to email@example.com or call 01223 892430 or 0787 5469538.
Have you researched issues of education
in your village or community?
Would you like to carry out some
research before April 2011?
We would like to include your work in the exhibition display which will accompany the presentations at the Educating the People Conference.
Any relevant topic will be welcome. It could be about your village school, but it could also be about other aspects of education, whether for children or adults. Has your village a nineteenth century village Reading Room? Have you a history of WEA or other adult education? Were there any initiatives to promote vocational training – anything from straw plaiting to metal work? Have you records of young people being indentured apprentices? Are there personal records of individuals who won an education against the odds?
(If you would like to do some new research, check out the Victoria County History entry for your community, to see what has been done and what you might do. The staff at the County Record Office and the Cambridgeshire Collection will then be pleased to help you.)
If you have work already carried out, or if you would like to carry out such a project this spring and display the results, do let us know. We would like to plan for your display, so please complete and send us the details on the form.
Please return these details to (or for further information contact) The Conference Co-ordinator - Honor Ridout: email firstname.lastname@example.org phone 01223 870940
2 Trinity Close, Haslingfield, Cambridge CB23 1LS
‘School Day Reminiscences’
click here for details of the above
When I started school in 19__..................................
The school was built…………………………………..
There were….pupils in the class.
The first thing I remembered learning was………………
Teachers, lessons, food, discipline, testing, outings……What do you remember of your school days? Or did you learn at home? Either way, it was probably different from today’s schooling.
Add your experience to our Educating People conference by writing your memories (add pictures if you like).
No prizes, but your own contribution
to the history of our times.
Please send or email to Honor Ridout:
2 Trinity Close, Haslingfield, Cambridge CB23 1LS
email email@example.com phone 01223 870940
I had a lovely time yesterday as I met up with the Histon and Impington Village Society History Group to tell them all about CCAN, I was treated to a lovely dinner before hand by Eleanor Whitehead, and enjoyed seeing a few familiar faces. Cambridgeshire is blessed to have so many great communities and such a wide variety of history groups. I love getting out and about to visit them. If you would like to know about a history group in your area why not visit the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History website, where you can find details of all the great Cambridgeshire history groups and societies!
A New Start 2011
It’s a new year now and for many of us this brings the joy of a new start. We can think back on all the lovely happy things that have happened and all we have achieved over the last year and we can also put behind us the negative experiences and people who do not deserve to be part of our lives. I am so grateful to have such amazing friends, family and colleagues who have helped me and stood by me through everything over the past year. You have all been brilliant and I am very lucky to have you all in my life.
Now to look forward and see what wonderful things 2011 has in store for us.
Most people make some kind of New Years resolutions and I suppose mine aren’t that different to many peoples. I am definitely going to try and completely give us smoking though and instead of worrying and focusing on weight and body image I just want to get more fit and healthy – by focusing on that the other will follow :)
I made a good start by taking Charlotte Ice-skating on Parker’s Piece, Cambridge on new Years Day – blimey those skates don’t half make your feet ache! We usually have to go up to Peterbourgh to the ice-rink there and we only manage that about once a year but the temporary rink at Parker’s Piece was ok – I really hope they do get a permanent one for Cambridge sometime soon though.
Lot’s of exciting things planned for this year already and which I’ll post news and more details of soon but include:
Cambridgeshire Association for Local History’s Diamond Jubilee Year for which we’ll be hosting many various events and celebrations. (www.calh.org.uk)
Cambridgeshire Community Archives growing and new groups joining, new FREE events which include training and oral history recording, video, pod casts and much, much more (www.ccan.co.uk)
Mobile Makeup Artist – I am now looking to recruit several new people to my team and will be growing my business across East Anglia, if you’re feeling the squeeze of January and would like to earn some extra cash, learn a new skill and have amazing fun then please do get in touch and I will give you more info – also please do check out my career opportunities page on here :)
And watch this space for news of my new publications along with the launch of the Cambridge Local History Book Shop!
MEMORY WALLS at Libraries across Cambridgeshire from 1st -19th December 2010. Why not pop along and add your memories of the High Street and shops!
For more details of all the events listed below please Contact Me
Cambridge CCAN Group & Chesterton Local History Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Arbury & Milton Road Libraries 1st-19th December 2010
Cambridge CCAN Group & Barnwell & Fen Ditton Local History Society - will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Barnwell Library 1st-19th December 2010. Holding Various face to face support sessions over the project period.
Cambs CCAN Group & Buckden Local History Society – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Buckden Library 1st-19th December 2010
Cambs CCAN Group & Burwell History Society – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Burwell Library 1st-19th December 2010
Cambridge CCAN Group & Cambridgeshire Collection – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Cambridge Central Library 1st-19th December 2010
Cambs CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Bar Hill & Cambourne Libraries 1st-19th December 2010
Chatteris CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Chatteris Library 1st-19th December 2010. Chatteris CCAN will also be at the library on the 3rd December to help support people who have something to contribute.
Cherry Hinton CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Cherry Hinton & Rock Road Libraries 1st-19th December 2010
Cambs CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Comberton Library 1st-19th December 2010
Cottenham CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Cottenham Library 1st-19th December 2010 (see also the notice above)
Ely CCAN Group - will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Ely Library 1st-19th December 2010
Cambs CCAN Group & Great Shelford Oral History Group– will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Great Shelford Library 1st-19th December 2010
Hilton CCAN Group & Hilton Village Digital Archive - will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at St Ives Library 1st-19th December 2010
Cambs CCAN Group & Histon & Impington Village Society – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Histon Library 1st-19th December 2010
Huntingdon CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Huntingdon Library 1st-19th December 2010
Linton CCAN Group & Linton & District Historical Society – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Linton Library 1st-19th December 2010
Cambs CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Littleport Library 1st-19th December 2010
March CCAN Group - will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at March Library 1st-19th December 2010
Papworth Heritage Centre CCAN Group CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Papworth Library 1st-19th December 2010
Ramsey CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Ramsey Library 1st-19th December 2010. Holding several linked events and sessions over the project period.
Sawston CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Sawston Library 1st-19th December 2010
Sawtry CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Sawtry Library 1st-19th December 2010 – Sawtry CCAN Group will also be holding face-to-face memory gatherings at Sawtry Library on the 8th December 2pm-5pm and on the 14th December 4pm-7pm
Soham CCAN Group - will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Soham Library 1st-19th December 2010
Cambs CCAN Group & Warboys Local History Society – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Warboys Library 1st-19th December 2010
Cambs CCAN Group & Old Willingham Society – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Willingham Library 1st-19th December 2010
Wisbech CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Wisbech Library 1st-19th December 2010
Cambs CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Whittlesey Library 1st-19th December 2010
Yaxley CCAN Group – will be supporting the High Street History Memory Wall at Yaxley Library 1st-19th December 2010
Michellebullivant.com is now a partner in the new BBC High Street History Project, along with Cambridgeshire Association for Local History (CALH) & Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN).
This is all to link in with the brilliant BBC One 6-part series Turn Back Time -The High Street, which started on 2nd November (you can catch up on BBC I-Player) which takes a group of shop keeping families back in time to experience live and work in shops on the High Street from Victorian Britain through to the 1970's.
We are all very excited to bring you the news about this new partnership, what it will mean to you in the communities around Cambridgeshire and how you can take part!
Some of things that you can get involved in:
1st-19th December 2010 Libraries around Cambridgeshire will be joining up with Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN) to bring you interactive Memory Walls. You will be able to come along and add your memories of High Streets and shops in and around Cambridgeshire to the Memory Walls during the 1st -19th December. The Memory Walls will be up in the participating libraries and you can bring along things like your old pictures, written tales, old receipts and you can even just turn up and take part in recorded interviews! Keep an eye on this blog spot and My Diary Highlights for information and details of when events are being held and watch out for news and info on BBC Radio Cambs, the local newspapers, the BBC website and leaflets coming soon!
If you have memories, pictures etc. that you would like to give about any Cambridgeshire High Street or shops but cannot get to one of the libraries or have memories but don’t want to put them on a memory wall, just Contact Me or give me a ring on 07999 853907 and I will make alternative arrangements to collect your memories for you :)
Cambridgeshire Association for Local History: www.calh.org.uk
Will be offering guided walks/tours linked to High Street History also History of the High Street Workshops.
As dates for linked events and memory collections are made I will post them on My Diary Highlights in RED so that you can go along and take part!
For further information Contact Me or give me a ring on 07999 853907
Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network www.ccan.co.uk
Is working with Cambridgeshire Libraries to collect High Street memories and photographs – again as dates for linked events and memory collections are made I will post them on My Diary Highlights in RED so that you can go along and take part!
For further information Contact Me or give me a ring on 07999 853907
Wow - we have been very busy! Lots of new photos, stories, memories and archives have been going on to the Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN) and we've been busy working in partnership with the BBC for an exciting new project History on the High Street (which you can read more about in the blog above!) Many exciting things happening at CCAN and as of January our regular public workshops will start so that you can all come along and find out more - Watch this blog spot and My Diary Highlights for details coming soon :)
In the meantime why not take a look at the CCAN website and get started (you can also find out more about CCAN on the Cambs Association for Local History website - just click HERE
Options for you to donate your memories, old photos, written tales etc.
There are many ways that you can contribute to the Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN).
Last Saturday I went to our Cambridgeshire Association for Local History (CALH) public meeting where on of our great committee members - Tony Kirby - gave a fantastic talk all about transport in Cambs from 1900 - 2010. The meeting room was packed out and the talk was just brilliant :) It is so nice to see so many people interested and involved with their local history. At every CALH public meeting we have a speaker, refreshments, a book stall, a raffle and the committee (which includes some of the best local history contacts in the county) are about to answer questions and give advice. We also have a display giving out information, news and leaflets etc. So why not come along to our next meeting!
Saturday 4th December 2010 - the speaker will be Deana Hudson and she'll be giving us a talk entitled
The Mistress, her Maid and the Men in their Lives:
A humorous look at the mid 1850-1900s and ladies underwear and clothing.
You won't want to miss that !!! :)
Plus our new project where we have partnered with the BBC and the programme 'High Street History' is up and running - We inivite you to come along to our December meeting and bring along any memories, old pictures, old receipts etc. of High Streets and shop in and around Cambridgeshire. We will give you free advice on your archives and we'll be creating Memory Walls and all kinds of great things - so please do get involved :)
Another great committee meeting with the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History (CALH) yesterday :) Plans are well underway for our celebrations of our Diamond Jubilee 2011. Lots of exciting things coming up and we have a great programme of meetings, events, our spring confrence and our Local History Awards which include the Young Persons History Awards and the Book Awards. Take a look at our website to keep up with our news and look at our great speakers list online!
Exciting stuff happening! I am aiming to get the Book Shop shelf open by the end of the weekend, at the moment the books are all on a hidden page whilst we finish getting them all priced up and listed, then you'll be able to shop away! The great news for the book shop is that for every purchase, not only will you get FREE p&p/delivery in the UK but 10% of any profits will be donated to the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History (CALH) So it's a great way for you to treat yourself whilst supporting this fantastic county group which does so much for the local history of Cambridgeshire!
Landscape Archaeologist, Local Historian & Mobile Makeup Artist