AGM and Talk: “This Enclosure Business: how Enclosure was organised in South Cambridgeshire

Our AGM will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 13th May 2015 in the Gordon Woolhouse Meeting Room in the Village Hall.

It will be followed at 8pm by free wine and nibbles and a talk starting about 8.30pm by Shirley Wittering of the Thriplow Society. Shirley has made a detailed study into the enclosure of the chalk villages of southern Cambrdigeshire in the first half of the nineteenth century, one of which is Ickleton. She has also published a book on the subject which includes¬†information about what happened here in Ickleton. The enclosure of the open fields had a profound impact on agriculture,the landscape, economic and social lives of the people of rural England. Shirley’s talk will give us a fascinating insight into this time of major upheaval.¬†

Free to members ( you can join on the night), non-members are welcome to come along for a small charge of £3.

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