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Dear All,

Our meeting this month will be held in the Free Church, St Ives at 7.30pm on Friday the 18th February. An old friend of the Society, Richard Carter, will talk to us about Mysterious Photographs - Recent Museum Acquisitions. The ‘Museum’ is, of course, our local Norris Museum.

Bridge Street St Ives 1912

Photo: Norris Museum, St Ives

The photo shows Bridge Street in 1912 with mounted troops taking part in ‘Army Manoeuvres’. I wonder where the troops were based and what was the reason for them being in St Ives? You can imagine the local people in the photo knew the troop would be passing by, certainly there were quite a few people watching.

As we return this month to meeting in the Free Church we still ask you to use a mask until seated, we will have hand cleanser available and the seats will be spaced out.

There have been many changes in Bridge Street over the years, one of the recent ones is that at last, after a long period of emergency stabilisation and remedial works to a chimney the scaffold in Bridge Street has now been removed. To me the work looks very good and we thank the owners of these historic buildings for carrying out and completing the repairs.

 We look forward to seeing you at the next Open Meeting on Friday 18th February.

Kind regards

David Stewart
Chair: Civic Society of St Ives