Local History – November

On the 16th October, the speaker was Vicky Score from the University of Leicester Archaeological Department. who provided the Group with a fascinating talk on some of the archaeological digs that have occurred in the local area in the last number of years. Of particular interest was the dig at Hallaton, of a site of Religious Pilgrimage and Healing in the middle ages with the discovery of the remains of an old Chapel and a surrounding cemetery. The bodies excavated however, were not of local persons but had come from all over the UK and also from abroad.

For the final talk of the year on 20 November, we are delighted to welcome our own Michael Milsom who will speak on the Life and Times of George Fisher.

We currently creating the programme for 2019 and if any members of the Group have any ideas for speakers/subjects or the trips, please contact either Avril or Ian

Avril Pell  &  Ian Webb