Giddings history

A Millennium History of Great Gidding

Due to popular demand this fascinating book by Patrick Ellis & David Shepherd has been re-printed. Full of wonderful photos and facts of how the Giddings once were, the book contains 40 colour and 20 black/white modern photos and 80 black/white historical photos, plus 7 maps. A

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History Group meeting dates 2013/14

History Group meeting dates 2013/14

Great Gidding History Group The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month between September and April. 7.30PM start time. The meetings are very informal – chatting and exchanging memories, sometimes photos or objects are brought in for discussion. The next meeting dates are: Wednesday 18th

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Photos: Great Gidding Gala July 2013 – History Walk

The first Giddings event of Gala Week kicked off with a wonderful tour yesterday evening of Anglo Saxon Great Gidding, led by archaeology historian Josie Barnacle and ably aided by Patrick Ellis. Instead of peering over the gates, it was a delight to be able to walk

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Tomorrows archive photographs taken today.

Tomorrows archive photographs taken today.

Great Gidding in Camera This is a photographic challenge to record as many facets of Great Gidding village, parish life and activity starting now. We all seem to be equipped with some sort of camera whether its a smart phone or a proper camera we have the

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September History Group Meeting

September History Group Meeting

One of our aircraft is missing…………… Local history researcher, Chris Hughes, will give a talk and slide show on RAF Molesworth,  the WWII activities and stories of some of the planes that were stationed there, and bring us to date with the role of the Base in

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About The History group

About The History group

General information about the Group: Meetings take place on the third Wednesday (September to April) and are very informal (no committee or agenda) and quite often we are just chatting about times past and memories, you don’t have to attend each one but would be really pleased

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History Group Meeting

History Group Meeting

The Village History Group met on Wednesday 18th April and viewed the photographs that were “discovered” during the History Day, held in October 2011. The next occasion we meet will be Wednesday 19th September, when there will be a speaker on Local World War II airbases, everyone

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The old Great Gidding Raceway site

The old Great Gidding Raceway site

This is copied from the Simon Lewis Books website: Great Gidding in Cambridgeshire where Northampton’s John Clark promoted GP Midgets. Now an industrial estate off Hemmington Lodge Lane. Steven Parker, who works at the site today says “there’s very little evidence …the tarmac or concrete surface was

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Great Gidding Historical Information CDs available

Great Gidding Historical Information CDs available

In February 2002 Patrick Ellis received an Award from the Goodliff Fund to store the data and the photos he had collected whilst putting together the Millennium History of Great Gidding, together with many more photos and a lot more information that couldn’t be included in the

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