Historian Kenneth Lewis gave a talk on POW camps in Cambs and Beds at the Somersham History Society

Historian Kenneth Lewis

Historian Kenneth Lewis - Credit: Archant

The club of the month for June is the Somersham History Society.

Where do they meet:

Somersham Baptist Chapel at 7.30pm.

When do they meet: Bi-monthly - on a Tuesday - the last of the month.

How much does it cost: There is no joining fee, but guests pay £3 for each talk. Trips are extra and there is usually a raffle.


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Do you need any previous experience or special equipment: No, just an interest in the history of Cambridgeshire. There is a varied programme of speakers and trips, including authors and walks.

The speaker for May was Kenneth Lewis who gave a talk on World War Two Prisoner of War camps in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. There was a question and answer session after the talk and then tea and coffee was served.

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The next meeting is on June 26 and will be a visit to the Chatteris Museum. Cost is £3, meet at the church at 7pm.

The August meeting will be a guided walk in Littleport to find out more about the Littleport riots. Meet at 1.30pm.

For more information about the society contact: secretary Vicky Faupel at: vafaupel@btinternet.co or treasurer David Knights: dp.knights@virgin.net.

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