Judith Wright – A History of Boots Booklovers Library
This talk, illustrated with images from the Boots Archive, will explore the history of the Boots Booklovers Library and discover why it was so well-
It will look at the role it played in the early years of the 20th century when books were not as common a feature of everyday life as they are today, as well as give a fascinating insight into the behind-
Michael Eaton – Charlie Peace, his Amazing Life and Astounding Legend
Charlie Peace was the most celebrated criminal of the late nineteenth century – a burglar and murderer whose true-
James Wright – The Newly Built Personality of Ralph Lord Cromwell
Rising from a Lincolnshire family of limited political influence, Ralph Cromwell became one of the most significant figures of the mid-
This talk will take place in Lambley Church
Afternoon visit to Holme Pierrepont Hall
Guided tour of the Hall and Church and time to wander in the gardens after tea and biscuits.
Afternoon Tour of the Forest with Chris Weir
Chris will guide us round the Forest and surrounding area telling us about the history.
Visit to the John Taylor & Co Bell Foundry at, Loughborough
A guided tour of the works and the Bellfoundry museum
Ken Moulds – The Duke of Wellington
An insight into the life of the 1st Duke of Wellington, with a brief mention of his ancestry, his parents and his birth in 1769 until his death in 1852. First and foremost, he was an accomplished soldier and some of his battles will be mentioned, including a brief summary of Waterloo. The main endeavour is to present a look at the life of the whole man, including his marriage, his dalliances, the houses he lived in and his political background.
Jeremy Lodge – Lowdham Grange -
This talk looks at the fate of young people in the English penal system in the 1800s and then explores some of the challenges, developments and people who created this innovative institution in the Nottinghamshire countryside. It describes what it was like to live and work at Lowdham Grange Borstal until its closure in 1982 and its demolition in the following decade.
Michael Harrison – The Wrecks of Scapa Flow.
The story Of Ernest Cox, the only private individual in recorded history who owned a navy. ‘The navy’ in question lay on the bottom of Scapa Flow-