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Dear All,

Town Meetin 2022The Society is attending St Ives Town Council’s Community Fair, on Saturday 12th March at the Corn Exchange. Many of the Town’s community groups will be represented, entry is free and it’s a drop in event. The fair is open from 3pm to 6pm.

It is followed immediately by the Town Council’s Annual Town Meeting. For all who are registered to vote and live in the the Town this is your opportunity to ask questions and seek answers to any matter that is the responsibility of the Town Council.





Our next Open Meeting is on Friday 18th March when Peter Cox will visit and tell us about The Tracked Hovercraft Experiment. This took place at Earith in the early 1970’s. Two British inventions were brought together to create an experimental high speed train. After successfully setting up the track and testing the vehicle, project funding was withdrawn. So near and yet, so far! As previously, the seating will be more spread out. Wear a mask if you wish, we do want you to stay safe.

Please note, for anyone travelling into St Ives from the Hemingfords, Fenstantion or Hilton, that is anyone using the A1096 Harrison Way viaduct, the road will be closed for four weekends. Starting at 8pm on Friday 18 March until 5am on Monday on 21 March 2022. The last closure is the weekend of 8 – 11 April. The work is to replace the bridge joints. One alternative is to walk to the Free Church from the Dolphin Carpark, Charges are payable. The official diversion is via Huntingdon or Earith.

We normally hold our meetings on the third Friday of the month, this April that Friday is Good Friday so the meeting will be held on the 22nd April, Ian Mason will talk about The Treasures of Ramsey Abbey. More about the meeting next month.

As you will know we cancelled last month’s Open Meeting and promised to reorganise it as soon as possible. Cancelled not because of Covid but because of Storm Eunice, which lived up to the warnings that had been issued, even if the wind was beginning to abate by the evening. Richard Carter’s talk about Mysterious Photographs - Recent Acquisitions of the Norris Museum will now be the first meeting of our next Season, on Friday 16th September.

Meanwhile, we look forward to seeing you this Saturday at the Community Fair and next Friday in the Free Church


Kind regards

David Stewart
Chair: Civic Society of St Ives