Our sessions run from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. We meet in an upstairs room in Seaton Town Hall, Fore Street.
Each session we take a particular place and explore the history attached to that place.
Sometimes we look at the events at that place around a particular time in history, for example, using Hardwick Hall we looked at some Tudor history.
Sometimes we follow events happening in a place through a longer period of time, for example we followed the history of Leeds from the Middle Ages to the present.
Where we have been!
Cranford on the Bath Road
Hardwick Hall and the Tudors
Caen, Pevensey and Battle - 1066
Leeds - Monasticism to Consumerism
Stirling Castle and the Stuart Kings
Discovering History in Old Buildings
Settle Carlisle Railway
Nostalgia to History. Using the memories and experiences of the group to explore the 1950s and 60s.
Surprised by History in Chiswick!
History of Quantity Surveying
Fountains Abbey and Medieval Monasticism
London’s Early Underground Railway
Ironbridge and the beginning of the Industrial Revolution
Wittenberg - Martin Luther
We have an extensive list of possible future places.
In May and June we will be looking at Lisbon, 1st November, 1755.
In July Denis will lead on the Chapel Royal and its music.
In September some History of the Mapping of Britain