|Trumpington Local History Group
|In 1995, the then Vicar of Trumpington, Nicholas
Thistlethwaite, had a visit from Reginald Robinson, who was
born in the School House in 1909. Reginald brought with him
his late father's magic lantern slides and lecture notes.
Reginald's father, Percy, was the village schoolmaster from
1908 until his sudden death in 1943. He was an outstanding
teacher, scoutmaster and village stalwart and his lantern lectures
were greatly enjoyed. The vicar, with Edmund and Arthur
Brookes, re-created one of his lectures, first copying the old
slides into modern format. On Friday 17 November 1995, they
showed A Trip Through Trumpington to a packed hall. Seeing
the interest generated by this show, Arthur Brookes suggested
forming a History Group and a small group has met regularly
ever since, helping each other with research. The group has
organised open meetings and walks two or three times a year
and published two books (Twentieth Century Trumpington,
June 2000, and Trumpington Past and Present, 2003).
Meetings are advertised in the parish magazine, The Trumpet,
posters and on this Web site.
The Trumpington Local History Group has been a formal
society since 2007.
The following committee has been in place since November
2012: Howard Slatter, Chairman; Edmund Brookes, Treasurer;
Andrew Roberts, Peter Dawson, Sheila Glasswell and Arthur
Brookes, committee members.
We hope you find this Web site to be an effective resource,
with information about the History Group and the past and
present of the village. We welcome your contributions about the
history of Trumpington and your personal recollections.
Please email the Group if you would like any further
information about its work or can contribute to the history of
|Councillor Sheila Stuart, the
Mayor of Cambridge, and local
children from Fawcett School, at
the unveiling of the new village
sign, 15 June 2010. Photo:
|Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2014. Updated 1 July 2014.
|Milestone on Trumpington
Road. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, September 2007.
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|Trumpington War Memorial.
Photo: Andrew Roberts,