Programme 2018

 

January 9th      THE HARBOROUGH WORKHOUSE: WHO WERE THE INMATES?

Alan Langley looks at the lives and backgrounds of people admitted during one particular period.

 

February 13th  ELEANOR OF CASTILE

The life and times of the Queen who inspired the Eleanor Crosses are discussed by Barbara Burbidge.

 

February 27th   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – in the Onyx Room

 

March 13th         QUIZ NIGHT AND HOT SUPPER

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

 

April 10th       STONEYWELL AND THE GIMSONS

Mark Temple talks about Stoneywell near Markfield, a rare example of a surviving Arts & Crafts cottage and its designer Ernest Gimson.

 

May 8th         ST PANCRAS: THE MAN, THE PARISH AND THE STATION

Who was St Pancras who gave his name to the area of London and the famous railway terminus?

Richard Deacon will tell us more about the man, the parish and the station.

 

June 12th         THE AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE

Volunteer Richard Clutterbuck describes the work of this vital emergency service.

 

July 10th         VISIT TO WALGRAVE, NEAR KETTERING

A tour of this attractive village led by local historian Malcolm Campbell.

 

August 14th       ROCKINGHAM CASTLE

Trish Woods talks about the castle’s fascinating history and the influential people who have lived there.

 

Sept 11th          BOUDICCA: THE CREATION OF TWO EMPIRES

There are many conflicting stories about Boudicca and her famous revolt against the Romans in Britain.  Historian, Chris Carr will give us the facts and try to get to the truth.

 

October 9th         THEIR NAME LIVETH EVERMORE

The Imperial (later Commonwealth) War Graves Commission was set up to provide memorials to the millions of men who died in World War I. Brian Johnson looks at some of these memorials and graves.

 

November 13th    ANGLO SAXONS IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Well known historian Peter Liddle describes the history of the Anglo Saxons in our part of the world.

 

December 11th      SAMUEL PEPYS: THIS IS YOUR LIFE

LHG Members will re-enact events and characters from the extraordinary life and times of Samuel Pepys.