Leigh & District

Women & History

Facilitator:Barbara Joyce 07516 225608
Venue & time:Leigh Miners1pm3rd Tuesday in month
repeated on the Monday (day previous to the 3rd Tuesday),

In June 2019 we will look at MISTRESSES AND COURTESANS. The meeting will take place on Monday 17th June and repeated on Tuesday 18th June. All members are welcome. There would appear to be lots of women to choose from - we are talking about the oldest profession!

There were some great contributions to the May meeting on female criminals. Thanks for bringing such an eclectic mix of research.

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The May 2019 meetings will look at female criminals. Women criminals are far more rare than their male counterparts but there are lots of them nevertheless. Please bring your findings to the meetings on either MONDAY 20th May or TUESDAY 21st May. Meetings start at 1pm.

There were two most enjoyable meetings in April. Many thanks to members who brought research about women working in television. Once again the findings were varied and afforded a bit of nostalgia - Children's Hour and Muffin the Mule for example. We also looked at Mary Beard - the latest cult figure. In addition there was input on weather forecaster Lucy Martin - a women who has not allowed a disability to get in the way of her blossoming career. We learnt about Fiona Bruce, Eileen Derbyshire, Anne Diamond and many more. A good topic which may be worth another outing in the future.

I am always looking for members who would be prepared to give presentations, as a change to the usual format is refreshing. You do not have to be a ‘lecturer’ – just someone with an interest related to our subject and a passion to share your interest.

For more information please contact Barbara Joyce.

Dates for your Diary
Mon Jun 17th
→Tue Jun 18th
Mistresses and courtesans
Mon Jul 15th
→Tue Jul 16th
Female philanthropists
Mon Sep 16th
→Tue Sep 17th
Beatles WAGs
Mon Oct 14th
→Tue Oct 15th
Women of the 40s
Mon Nov 18th
→Tue Nov 19th
Pankhurst women – presentation
Mon Dec 16th
→Tue Dec 17th
Christmas meetings
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Art Appreciation Astronomy
Bird Watching Board Games
Book Reading & Armchair Critics Bowls
Creative Writing Crime & Punishment 1
Crime & Punishment 2 Culture Club
Egyptology French
iPads & Tablets Italian
Knitting Local History
Luncheon Club Maths
Mixed Crafts Musical Instruments
Play Reading Poetry Appreciation
Quilters & Needlework Relaxation/Support
Scrabble Shakespeare
Singing for Fun Ukulele
Watercolour Painting Women & History