The History Group had an outstanding meeting in October 2019. There were lots of presentations including some from newer Group members which is tremendous because it means that it is not just the usual gang who do the work. There has also been a rise in the numbers attending Group meetings.
Topics covered at the recent meetings included the Charge of the Light Brigade; archaeological digs near Aberystwyth; the 7 King Henrys who were not Henry VIII; the life and work of Dorothea Bate, a formidable paleontologist Who succeeded in a discipline dominated by men in the late years of the 19th century and in the early 20th century; the role of African Americans in in the Wild West - 25% of cowboys were African Americans; and the history of 10 Downing Street.
So you see we get a wide variety of topics at our meetings Why not bring something you know about to make the meetings even better?
Because of major rebuilding of the Bowling Club the History Group will temporarily lose its home. The 20th November meeting will be at the normal meeting place - the Bowling Club and at the normal time 10.00 am.
The meetings in January, February, March and April will be at:
The Stanhope Centre
Off Rock Valley,
The Centre has its own car park and their should be enough spaces
I look forward to hearing suggestions for interesting presentations coming through from Group members. Presentations which have some quirky appeal are especially welcome. If you have a particular passion for some historical event, by all means bring it forward.
At our friendly meetings, we have tea or coffee, and sometimes home made cakes. We have presentations and discussions from members. Funds permitting we may have the opportunity to hire an external speaker at least once during the coming year.
We meet every third Wednesday from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
The address below is our meeting point on 20 November 2019. In the new year we will have a different venue as confirmed above
Mansfield Bowling Club
Chesterfield Road South
Philip Tucker 01623 437516