The group started over 12 years ago. We have tried themes over the years but more recently have left it to members to produce a piece on a topic that interests them and talk on it for a while, then the rest of the group join in. This is a very simple idea but it seems to have worked well. We also occasionaly invite specialists to talk about different subjects. Our talks have included: Battle of Cable Street, Schooling in the 19th Century, Spanish Civil War, Life in 1000AD, Trench warfare in WW1, Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee – a broad sweep of history, New members are invited as guests who can come and see what they think of our activities. We have acquired some very interesting speakers this way.
The History Group Programme for 2019-2020 can be downloaded by clicking on the link.