About The Society

The Ickleton Society

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 the third London Airport at Stansted was in the planning stage.  Since this “preservation” activity was originally a central feature, it is still sometimes referred to as the “Preservation Society” – or “IPS” for short.  However with the passage of time our scope has become much wider …

Planning – the Society monitors and responds to planning and development issues in an effort to preserve our village and local environment while still responding to the needs of our community.

History – the Society maintains and adds to the village archives. We have a collection of over 3500 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 and a collection of over 700 historic and more recent documents and memorabilia relating to the village and its surrounds.

Social Activities – the Society also organises various social functions and excursions throughout the year.  They include trips to the theatre and the annual Boxing Day or New Years’ day walk.  Details of forthcoming events are published in the Icene as well as on this website.

See information about the village archives here.
View the archive photographs here.
See details of the Society’s formal meetings here.

Officers and Committee Members

Rachel Radford(Chair)
John Fowler (Treasurer)
Madelaine Smith (Secretary)
Andrew Shepperd
Clare Driver
Rosie Macdonald ( Vice chair)
Glynis Hammond
Fiona Rose

 

 

Membership

Membership of the Society costs £6 per annum for an individual or £15 for a family.  If you would like to join please complete the membership application form and post it or drop it off to John Fowler at 83 Abbey Street, Ickleton, Saffron Walden Essex, CB10 1SS.