At the end of the second world war, American forces in Germany captured a vast archive of Luftwaffe intelligence photos. These were taken back to the USA and are now housed in the Library of Congress, from where, upon payment … Continue reading
Wine Tasting, Friday 28 March – we’re very pleased to announce that Sebastian Payne has once again agreed to host a wine tasting in the Village Hall Meeting Room at 7.30pm on 28 March. As those of you who have … Continue reading
Stansted Airport The Ickleton Society (originally named the Ickleton Preservation Society or IPS) was founded in 1981 to protect residents’ interests when the third London Airport at Stansted was in the planning stage. Since then we have done what we … Continue reading
The Ickleton Society has reserved tickets for a production of Mansfield Park (adapted from the book by Jane Austin) at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday 18 September at 7.30pm. We have 2 boxes in the Dress Circle … Continue reading
On Saturday 28 September 2013, for the first time ever, the Ickleton Society is going to put out the whole of the village archive; yes, all 3500 photos, 700 documents and 150 artefacts! In pride of place we’ll have a … Continue reading
On Sunday 16 June a group of members visited the Cambridge Botanic Garden. Our delightful guide, Peggy, showed us round and made the afternoon both interesting and fun. Nearly all of us had visited the garden before but we learnt … Continue reading
The Local Development Plans Both South Cambridgeshire and Uttlesford District Councils are putting together their Local Development Plans. The Ickleton Society is monitoring the proposals and responding to consultations. South Cambridgeshire A number of issues have already been consulted on. … Continue reading
The Ickleton Archives
The Ickleton village archives are maintained by the Ickleton Society. They consist of:
- a large collection of over 4000 photographs of streets and houses within the village, dating from 1900 to the present, as well as photographs of inhabitants and village events over many years;
- a collection of over 800 historic and more recent documents and memorabilia relating to the village, its people and its surrounds; and
- a number of artefacts found locally.
Most of the archive photographs, documents and artifacts have been kindly donated (or copied from originals held) by local people. If you have anything which may be relevant and which you would be prepared to share, please do drop us a line.
The Archive Photographs
The photographs are all held digitally as well as in paper form. The digital photographs together with a wide range of our document collection can be viewed in the Ickleton Gallery here. In addition For more detail, you can also view photos at original size here.
Index of Documents in the Archive
There are digital copies of a few of the documents in the Gallery. In the meantime it may be possible to arrange to get copies or examine other documents. Please email us, giving your own contact details and indicating the reference numbers of items in which you are interested.
A PDF version of the index of documents and other memorabilia in the collection can be viewed here.
This page includes details of the formal meetings of the Society and its Committee. Forthcoming Meetings The next committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th November 2018 at 8.00pm. Minutes of Meetings Other Documents
The Ickleton Society is our village amenity group. Membership of the Society is open to anyone who lives in or has a connection with Ickleton. The Society was originally formed in 1981 as a vehicle for promoting residents interests when … Continue reading