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Welcome to the web site of the Trumpington Local History Group, about the Group and the history of Trumpington. See the menu:

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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: Stephen Brown.
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: Stephen Brown.
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 Trumpington.
Trumpington War Memorial, September 2007.
Trumpington War Memorial. Photo: Andrew Roberts, September 2007.
Milestone at the junction of Trumpington Road and Brooklands Avenue, September 2007
Milestone on Trumpington Road. Photo: Andrew Roberts, September 2007.
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