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WWI Events in November

November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War One.  Along with villages and towns across the country Rampton made its own contribution to and its own sacrifice for that conflict – more than 30 men served in some capacity and of these 11 were killed – this from an eligible population of fewer than 60.

It is important that Rampton remembers its sacrifice, and to do this the Village Hall will be hosting a series of events over the weekend of 10th and 11th November.  These will include talks, a display, art works, a “Homecoming” Event and a Remembrance Service at the War Memorial at 2pm on Sunday 11th.  Details will be announced when the programme has been finalised.

Please note the date for your diaries, and if you have anything in your family relating to these events in Rampton – e.g. photos, documents, objects or stories – I would love to hear from you.

Alison Dickens – alid1994@nullgmail.com

The History of the Cambridge Post Office

A talk by Dr. Simon Kelly: The History of the Cambridge Post Office

£3 entrance fee with light refreshments

Join Simon, geologist at Cambridge Artic Shelf Programme & an enthusiastic postal historian, for an informative talk about the history of the Cambridge postal service, an account of the 10 known sites of the Cambridge Post Office since the 17th Century. A small exhibition of original material will also be available for viewing in the interval.

Simon has asked if residents could bring along: ‘anything of a postal nature – stamps, postcards of offices, any postal memorabilia, old licences with PO datestamps (cars, fishing) etc or anything with a local Post Office connection, it will broaden the meeting. But especially of Rampton as we have very little in our collection. We would love to copy and return any items of significance that you can bring along.’