Dates and details of forthcoming events
THE MONTHLY SPEAKER MEETING IS HELD AT THE COMMEMORATION HALL, WADHURST STARTING AT 2.30pm
(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|
|Wed Aug 19th||Meeting||Anthony 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.
|Wed Sep 9th||Social||Sept 9th BIRTHDAY PARTY|
|Wed Sep 16th||Meeting||Imogen 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?
|Wed Oct 21st||Meeting||Dr 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.
|Wed Nov 18th||Meeting||Pete 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.
|Wed Dec 16th||Meeting||CHRISTMAS PARTY!|