|Trumpington Local History Group
|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 since then,
helping each other with research. The group organises meetings
and walks two or three times a year and has published three
books (Twentieth Century Trumpington, June 2000,
Trumpington Past and Present, 2003, and Trumpington's
Fallen Heroes of World War I, 2014). We issued the
Trumpington History Trails in 2016, in partnership with the
Trumpington Residents' Association.
Meetings are advertised in the parish magazine, The Trumpet,
posters and on this website.
The Trumpington Local History Group committee is Howard
Slatter, Chairman; Edmund Brookes, Treasurer; Andrew
Roberts and Randall Evans, committee members.
This website has been developed since 2007 and is edited by
Andrew Roberts. It includes information about the Local
History Group and the past and present of Trumpington. 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
|Councillor Sheila Stuart, the
Mayor of Cambridge, and local
children from Fawcett School, at
the unveiling of the village sign, 15
June 2010. Photo: Stephen Brown.
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Web manager: Andrew Roberts.
|Milestone on Trumpington
Road, September 2007.
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|Trumpington War Memorial,
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