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Happy New Year! Just a brief newsletter this month.

  I look forward to seeing you all on Friday 17th January


Looking forward to seeing you at one of our events over the coming year.

Kind regards
David Stewart
Chair: St Ives Civic Society



Just a brief newsletter this month with a couple of reminders.

Stuart OrmeOur final open meeting of the year is on Friday 15 November, in the Free Church, St Ives, at 7.30pm as usual. We have invited Stuart Orme to tell us What they didn't teach us at school. Stuart is an historian and museum professional. He is now curator of the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon.

Stuart describes his subject as “a thought-provoking and naughty view of the past! A humorous look at some bits of history that the Victorians wouldn’t have approved of, as well as posing thought-provoking questions about the way we look at history.”



Photographic CompetitionThe St Ives Photographic Club have invited our members to visit and to take part in their Annual Photography Exhibition. This also is held in the Free Church, on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November between 10am and 5pm. Entry is free and you will be able to take part by voting for your favourite image.
In addition the Club will be showing a range of members’ digital images on a large television. New this year is the opportunity to enter DPI images to be displayed at the exhibition by tagging instagram posts with the hashtag #sipcjudgeme.  If you use instagram and want to tag any they invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to do so.






 I look forward to seeing you all on Friday 15th November

Looking forward to seeing you at one of our events over the coming year.

Kind regards
David Stewart
Chair: St Ives Civic Society




FRIDAY to SUNDAY, 20th - 22nd SEPTEMBER, 2019

HODS 2017Heritage Open Days celebrates England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.

Free of charge and literally on people's doorstep, Heritage Open Days is an event for everyone, whatever their background, age and ability. Co-ordinated nationally by English Heritage, the event thrives on the enthusiasm and expertise of local people. Thousands of volunteers from all walks of life share their knowledge and memories with some 800,000 visitors every year, making Heritage Open Days England's largest voluntary cultural eve

The images below show a map and a list of the locations in St Ives open over the HODS weekend.

The leaflet giving all this information can be DOWNLOADED as a PDF or is readily available from all 11 locations.


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