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A group for anyone interested in finding out about events/people/issues in history and discussing their findings with other members of the group.
See below for forthcoming meetings, & click HISTORY GROUP PAST MEETINGS to see what we have covered to date.
There was no meeting in September as several members were away.
Our first meeting in October covered the period from 1700-1725.We talked about transport, George 1, the death of Louis XIV, Sarah Churchill, the South Sea Bubble and the 1715 rebellion.
Our November meeting covered the period 1725-50. The subjects were: Music milestones,theatre,Fleet marriages, the Hawkhurst gang, Bow Street Runners, women pirates, the Black Act and the Foundling Hospital. Our next meeting will be on 21st December and will be about the period 1750-75.
Our December meeting was on the years 17750-75 and we discussed Josiah Wedgwood, canals, the agrarian revolution, Captain Cook, Joseph Arkwright and Samuel Johnson's dictionary. There will not be a January meeting as we are going to the cinema to see Mary Queen of Scots.
In January instead of a meeting we went to see the film "Mary Queen of Scots" at Bluewater. We then discussed the film over a meal at Bella Italia.
Our February meeting was on the period 1775-1800. We talked about Herschel, Sheridan, Taxation, the diaries of James Woodforde, the guillotine, the Marseillaise and Mary Wollstonecraft.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Apr 12th||2-4pm 1825-1850.PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AS 3RD FRIDAY OF MONTH IS EASTER WEEKEND|
|Fri May 17th||2-4pm 1850-1875|
|Fri Jun 21st||2-4pm 1875-1900|
|Fri Jul 19th||2-4pm|