Local History Programme 2019

Speaker List 2019

 

DATE SPEAKER SUBJECT
15 January Bob Hakewill The Elms, Market Harborough
19 February Len Holden Paddy Logan
19 March Caroline Roberts Civic Pride: Leicester’s Town Halls and Mayoralty
16 April Peter Liddle Vikings in and around Leicestershire
21 May David Bell Leicestershire Ghosts and Legends
18 June Visit Delapre Abbey, Northampton
16 July Brian Johnson The Country Railway Station
20 August Colin Brooks The Search for Richard III: A Photographer’s Perspective
17 September Visit National Gas Museum, Leicester
15 October Bob Trubshaw Mawming and Mooning: The Minds of Medieval Masons
19 November Douglas Goddard Sir Thomas Tresham and His Buildings

VISITS

18 JUNE 2019.

DELAPRE ABBEY, LONDON ROAD NORTHAMPTON NN4 8AW

  • Threatened with destruction many times during its 900 year history, Delapré Abbey has managed to survive and has recently been part restored with support from Northampton Borough Council, devoted volunteers and a £3.65 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
  • The building is brimming with history and eccentric architecture.

The cost will be £10.50, including a Guided Tour of the Abbey, a cream team and time to walk round the Gardens and Parkland

We have booked the Community Bus again and the cost for this will be £4.00 for those who do not wish to drive to Northampton

The Tour schedule is below and anyone wishing to join us should ensure that they arrive at the Abbey by 2.00pm.

2pm: Arrival by coach and car

2:10pm: Meet tour guide in shop/visitor welcome centre and split into two groups

2:15pm: Tour of the Abbey for group 1. View video in stable block with group 2.

2:25pm: Group 2 begin tour.

2.05pm: Group 1 view Video at end of tour

3:15pm: Cream tea in the Billiard Room

4:15pm: Free time to explore the shop and grounds

5pm: Depart

 

We will be commencing taking Bookings at the March 19 Meeting

 

 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

NATIONAL GAS MUSEUM, 195 AYLESTONE ROAD, LEICESTER LE2 7QH

A walk round the Museum, together with a talk on the Museum’s history and exhibits from its Curator

The talk will commence at 12.30.

Entrance is free, but there is a charge of £1.20 for tea/coffee.

Full details will follow