Barnsley & District

Social History & Literature -Two Groups

Group 1 -How We Used to Live

1920-1970

The How We Used to Live group is being held monthly at Penistone Library on the second Thursday of the month
10.00am -11.00am from September 2018 to June 2019.
The group will explore the history and literature of the period from 1920 to 1970.

Thursday 13th September Overview of the period under review
Thursday 11th October Years of Grace by Phyllis Crossland
Thursday 8th November South Riding by Winifred Holtby
Thursday 13th December DVD (details to follow)
Thursday 10th January 2019 The Welfare State
Thursday 14th February 2019 Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Thursday 14th March 2019 Changes in Education and Religion
Thursday 11th April 2019 Anne Frank's Diary
Thursday 9th May 2019 The 50s and 60s
Thursday 13th June 2019 1984 by George Orwell

Coordinators: Barbara Lukey, Linda Dale

Group 2 -How Our Ancestors Lived

1880-1920

This is a new course that started Friday 7th September at Dodworth Miners’ Welfare Centre and will run till June 2019. It will also run monthly on the second Friday of the month from 2.00 till 3.15 pm.
This group will explore the history and literature of the period from 1880 to 1920.

Friday 7th September Overview of the period under review
Friday 5th October Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Friday 2nd November Victorian Housing
Friday 7th December DVD of Testament of Youth

Note The December meeting is an evening meeting - details to be confirmed at November meeting)

Further details of topics will be provided at the beginning of each term.

Coordinators: Barbara Lukey, Linda Dale

  • Do you have a disability? Check our Dodworth Miners' Welfare Accessibility Report.
  • Please see the Groups Calendar for a schedule of the latest meeting times, dates and locations.

Page last reviewed 02/11/2018 by Linda Dale

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