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February 2020

Talk: Courtship and Engagement in Victorian England

Tuesday, 11 February, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street
Cambridge, CB1 3UZ United Kingdom
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£3

Maggie Kalenak will talk about love, courtship and engagement in nineteenth century England, considering sources such as love letters, diaries, etiquette manuals, periodicals, novels and the stories of individual couples. For middle-class Victorians finding a spouse was a highly ritualised and high-stakes process.

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March 2020

Talk: Town vs. gown – Social divides in Cambridgeshire antiquarian life

Tuesday, 10 March, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street
Cambridge, CB1 3UZ United Kingdom
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Mariel Rodriguez explores how the 1830s national revival of interest in antiquarianism and archaeology was initially dominated by the University in Cambridge, until residents like Frederick Leach and C. H. Evelyn White created their own advocacy spaces. By the 20th century the non-university antiquarian society was at the forefront of national preservation debates.

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April 2020

Workshop: Who Lived Here?

Tuesday, 14 April, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
The Bath House, The Bath House, Gwydir Street
Cambridge, Cambs United Kingdom
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Mary Naylor leads another beginners workshop to find out who lived in houses in the past, where they came from and what they did. Mill Road will be the focus this evening, but the sources can be applied to your street. Bring a laptop if you have one. We will look at ‘free to use’ websites, street directories, and resources held at the Cambridgeshire Archives and Cambridgeshire Collection. 10 places; booking required.

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May 2020

AGM and a special event to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day

Tuesday, 12 May, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street
Cambridge, CB1 3UZ United Kingdom
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The society's Annual General Meeting plus a special event, more info to come.

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June 2020

Talk: Stories from the Cemetery

Tuesday, 9 June, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street
Cambridge, CB1 3UZ United Kingdom
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Claire Martinsen, member of the Friends of Mill Road Cemetery has a passion for local history and researching the stories within Mill Road Cemetery. She has researched and uploaded more than 250 stories on to the website www.millroadcemetery.org.uk and will share her favourite local stories with us in this talk

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