Monthly Meetings

PROGRAMME 2018

January 9thTHE HARBOROUGH WORKHOUSE: WHO WERE THE INMATES?
Alan Langley looks at the lives and backgrounds of people admitted during one particular period.

February 13thELEANOR 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 13thQUIZ NIGHT AND HOT SUPPER
The return of our popular General Knowledge Quiz with prizes for the winning table. Licensed bar.

April 10thSTONEYWELL 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 8thST 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 12thTHE AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE
Volunteer Richard Clutterbuck describes the work of this vital emergency service.

July 10thVISIT TO WALGRAVE, NEAR KETTERING
A tour of this attractive village led by local historian Malcolm Campbell.

August 14thROCKINGHAM CASTLE
Trish Woods talks about the castle’s fascinating history and the influential people who have lived there.

Sept 11thBOUDICCA: 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 9thTHEIR 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 13thANGLO SAXONS IN LEICESTERSHIRE
Well known historian Peter Liddle describes the history of the Anglo Saxons in our part of the world.

December 11thSAMUEL PEPYS: THIS IS YOUR LIFE
LHG Members will re-enact events and characters from the extraordinary life and times of Samuel Pepys.

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