PROGRAMME 2015 

 All meetings, which are open to members and non-members, are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in Lubenham Village Hall (unless otherwise stated)

 

January 13th        HISTORY, MYTHS & LEGENDS OF BROOKSBY

Malcolm Britton tells the story of Brooksby from deserted village to 21st century college.

 

February 10th      THE LEICESTER WORKHOUSE

Paul Shipman discusses the history of the care and education of children in the Leicester Workhouse.

 

February 24th      ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – in the Onyx Room

 

March 10th           QUIZ NIGHT AND HOT SUPPER

The return of our popular General Knowledge Quiz with prizes for the winning table.  Licensed bar.

 

April 14th              LIFE IN ROMAN BRITAIN: SOME PERSONAL STORIES       

Stories revealed in the Vindolanda Tablets and other documents are brought to life by speaker Mike Gould.

 

May 12th               THE HISTORY OF ART FAKES, FORGERIES AND COPIES

Dr Len Holden explains the long history of copying and the less edifying business of counterfeit art.

 

June 9th                THE WOODLAND TRUST

Owen Moore talks about common trees found in GB and describes the work of the Woodland Trust.

 

July 14th               GUIDED WALK AROUND MEDBOURNE

A tour of this historic village, led by members of Medbourne Local History Group.

 

August 11th          J. STAMP & SONS, FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Jonathan Stamp gives an insight into the work of this family firm which has served the people of Market Harborough for three generations.

 

September 8th      SIMPLE WORDS, HIDDEN MEANINGS

One of our most popular speakers, Jill Collinge, returns to discuss the history of nursery rhymes.

 

October 13th         BOAT BUILDERS OF MARKET HARBOROUGH

Bob Hakewill traces the long tradition of boat building in Market Harborough.

 

November 10th     LIFE IN LUBENHAM DURING WORLD WAR II.

Presented by Members of the Heritage Group and including a tribute to the men commemorated on the War Memorial who died during WWII.

 

December 8th       THE BOOT & SHOE INDUSTRY OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

The history and development of this important local industry is described by expert Peter Perkins.