Monthly Meetings

PROGRAMME 2019

January 8thART DECO ARCHITECTURE IN LONDON
Dr Colin Cohen takes us on a virtual tour around London looking at some familiar and unusual sites of Art Deco architecture.

February 12thLOST LOCAL CANALS
In an illustrated talk Mary Matts looks at the history and what remains today of some of the notable lost canals of the area and describes a selection of waterway wildlife.

February 26thANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – in the Onyx Room

March 12thQUIZ NIGHT AND HOT SUPPER
The return of our popular General Knowledge Quiz with prizes for the winning table. Licensed bar.

April 9thTHE RAILWAY IN LUBENHAM
Members of the Heritage Group discuss the history and demise of the Rugby to Stamford line, taking a close look at Lubenham and its station.

May 14thLIFE AFTER SKYLARK
Following on from last year’s talk, local speaker Roger Cooper traces the progression from university research to the commercial world of satellite navigation.

June 11thGUMLEY VILLAGE IN THE EARLY 1900s
An illustrated talk by Deborah Seabrook describing life in Gumley 100 years ago.

July 9thTOUR OF COTTINGHAM
Walk around Cottingham village near Corby led by local guides.

August 13thBRITAIN IN BLOOM
RHS Britain in Bloom is the largest horticultural campaign in the UK.  With special emphasis on the East Midlands, Simon Lucas looks at its history and development.

September 10thWINDMILLS OF LEICESTERSHIRE
Several windmills still stand in Leicestershire. In an illustrated talk, Mark Temple discusses these structures and some which no longer exist.

October 8thDESERTED VILLAGES OF LEICESTERSHIRE AND NORTHANTS
There are a number of sites in both counties where villages have been abandoned. David Burditt takes a look at some of them and explains why they have disappeared.

November 12thONE MAN WENT TO MOW
Pat Elliott explores the life of an Essex farmer in Queen Victoria’s “Golden Age”.

December 10thGROWING UP IN LUBENHAM
Local people discuss changing times in Lubenham over the years through the eyes of young people who have grown up here.

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