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GIDDING HISTORY GROUP – Archaeological Dig – 22nd and 23rd May 2017

GIDDING HISTORY GROUP - Archaeological Dig - 22nd and 23rd May 2017

Gidding History Group have been chosen by the University of Cambridge to host this year’s Higher Education Field Academy.  This annual event enables young people from local Academies to have a try at digging a test pit.  Details are on the attached poster.  We are seeking 12

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Great Gidding History group next meeting

Great Gidding History group next meeting

The January meeting of the History Group will be held on Tuesday 24th.  Change of venue to Manor Site Farm.  We will be looking at old (mainly black and white) photographs of Peterborough and surrounding village. 7.30PM start time

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XMAS GIFT ?

Stuck for an original Christmas gift? Why not give the new book… MORE GREAT GIDDING HISTORY AND The reprinted 2001 book… A Millennium History of Great Gidding Both available now from the shop in Great Gidding.

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Great Gidding History night – report and photos

Great Gidding History night - report and photos

On 30th September 2015 two talks were given to an audience of more than 60 people in Great Gidding Village Hall. History and extent of the Fitzwilliam Estate Mr Robert Dalgliesh – Chief Agent to the Fitzwilliam Estate – began by describing the history and extent of

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‘Two for the Price of One’ – Great Gidding History Event

'Two for the Price of One' - Great Gidding History Event

On Wednesday 30th September at 7.15pm in the Village Hall, Gidding History Group present “Two for the Price of One”. A talk about Milton Estate, Past and Present followed by the launch of the new book ‘More Great Gidding History.

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New book – More Great Gidding History – will shortly be on sale

New book – More Great Gidding History – will shortly be on sale

Local historian Patrick Ellis has just published another book on the history of Great Gidding. The A4  book – ‘More Great Gidding History’ – is printed in two parts and is completely new information that has been discovered since the publication of the first Great Gidding History

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70th VE Night Celebration

War is over… Let’s Celebrate. Enjoy VE Day’s 70th Anniversary… Gidding style. A celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2, 40’s themed, with hog roast, music and dancing, singalong, competitions, etc… something for all the family. ‘Glen Miller’ style band Yes, 7pm on 4th

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UPDATED – WWII Air crash – B17 ‘Bam Bam’ Crew Memory Honoured

Bruce Jordan has kindly given to us a collection of cuttings and letters that he has gathered together whilst researching and collecting information in relation to the US bomber ‘Bam Bam’ that crashed just outside of Great Gidding in 1944. UPDATE These details have just been released

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Great War exhibition

Great War exhibition

An exhibition of ongoing research into those from the Giddings who served in the Great War has been mounted in St Michael’s Church. The exhibition will run from Friday 7th November until Thursday 13th November, and will be open from 8.30am – 4.00pm each day.

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Great Gidding History Day – Report, photos and time-lapse video

Great Gidding History Day - Report, photos and time-lapse video

Another very successful History Day was held at Great Gidding Village Hall on the 18th of October. Lots of visitors attended, some bringing information and others seeking it. The History team had prepared displays and information boards showing properties around the village both past and present. Questions

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