Dates and details of forthcoming events


(If anyone is willing to offer transport to and from the meetings to those who require a lift please notify the Chairman via the CONTACT page)

Dates for your Diary
August 2020
Wed Aug 19thMeetingAnthony Poulton-Smith - Salt Routes the original trade route
Why it existed and why these routes are still used today. While our distant ancestors were largely self-sufficient, for most one vital commodity meant having to trade. Bringing salt to the user produced a network of trails which can still be followed. Yet this is not just a travel history, salt has found its way into our culture, our language, our folklore and the talk brings all these factors to the fore.
September 2020
Wed Sep 9thSocialSept 9th BIRTHDAY PARTY
Wed Sep 16thMeetingImogen Corrigan - The Hazards of the Journey
Pilgrimage and Travel in the Middle Ages - spiritual wandering to
religious tourism. What possessed people to trudge hundreds of miles,
often in appalling conditions and sometimes perishing on the way?
October 2020
Wed Oct 21stMeetingDr Janet Pennington - Witches, Warlocks & Wellingtons
This talk examines the ways people in the past protected themselves and their homes from evil. Protective items will also be on display and can be handled. You are invited to bring your own special objects to the meeting, if you feel you can leave your home unprotected for a few hours.
November 2020
Wed Nov 18thMeetingPete Allen - The History of Pantomime
What is it about Pantomime that attracts us to this strange concoction of fairy tales, dance, jokes, songs and cross-dressing? And what is it really like to play the back end of a Pantomime Horse? All this, and the answer to whether something really is behind you will be answered in this festive talk about what has become one of the great British Christmas traditions.
December 2020
Wed Dec 16thMeetingCHRISTMAS PARTY!