PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PROBLEM
PLEASE CONTACT THE COORDINATOR BEFORE ATTENDING FOR THE FIRST TIME
HISTORY - EVEN YESTERDAY WAS HISTORY! COME AND ENJOY A WIDE RANGE OF TALKS ABOUT OUR PAST
We meet 10.00 - 12.00 am every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at Riverside Church Hall, High Street, Burton on Trent.
The History Group continues to thrive with a wide range of subjects. We have a full Programme of talks for this year with emphasis on speakers from within our group. We continue to attract speakers from outside, but our aim has always been to encourage and use speakers from within the Group. This has the advantage of not only encouraging members to research and develop an interest in a specific subject but gives them the confidence to deliver a talk using various audio visual equipment.
A ‘coffee/tea break’ is part of the morning and allows time for socialising of the members – time to talk about ideas and suggestions for future events or speakers for the Group. We are a friendly Group covering both local and general history. Our venue is both comfortable and accessible to all as it is in the middle of Burton and is wheelchair friendly.
Please feel free to come to any of the meetings – even if you just wish to try it out. We are sure you will find it very interesting and receive a warm welcome.
Any queries please contact me, Dave, by clicking on the Email Group Contact on the right hand side of this page.
PROGRAMME FOR 2020
Jan 9th – Martyn Hall –Starts his Events that Changed the World series with The Black Death 1347-9
Jan 23rd – Shirley Horton – ‘History All Around Us’ old signs, shops, buildings etc in Derby and Staffs
Feb 13th – Martyn Hall - Columbus sails to America 1492
Feb 27th – John Hawkins – “Turmoil, Turnpikes and Taxes”
Mar 12th – Martyn Hall - The Stockton and Darlington Railway 1825
Mar 26th – Richard Stone – Bolsover Castle
April 9th – Martyn Hall - Assassination at Sarajevo 1914
April 23rd – Malcolm Goode - "Women who made a Difference" 1914 - 1946.
May 14th – Martyn Hall - The Wall Street Crash 1929
May 28th – *Dave Sutcliffe – “Who was the Prince Imperial”
June 11th – Martyn Hall - Pearl Harbor 1941
June 25th - Sally Henshaw - "The Winter Queen"
July 9th – Martyn Hall - The Cuban Missiles Crisis 1962
July 23rd – Julia Hickey - Border Reivers: Gentlemen Rogues and the Queen’s Cousin.
Aug 13th – Richard Stone – St Thomas More
Aug 27th – Julia Hickey - Elfrida, Queen of England (murderess and mother of Aethelred the Unready)
Sept 10th – Brian Stone – The Crimean War
Sept 24th – *Dave Sutcliffe – “Rhodes the Collossus Part 1 The Diamond Fields”
Oct 8th – *Dave Sutcliffe - “Rhodes the Collossus Part 2 Rhodesia and the Boer War”
Oct 22nd – Richard Stone – Art and the Reformation
Nov 12th – Malcolm Goode - Subject TBA
Nov 26th – Kath Reynolds – A Christmas Talk