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Published on November 19th, 2018 | by Content Admin


History Society Programme of Events 2019

30th January 2019
Garden Architecture at
Farnborough Hall
by Stephen Wass
Archaeologist Stephen Wass who will be talking about the five years he worked on the remarkable yet largely unknown landscape and park
associated with Farnborough Hall in Warwickshire.
27th February
The History of Privies
by Chris Bazeley
Using illustrations he will take us through the development of the privy from the very earliest days to modern times.  Although it  is a serious study, given the subject, there will also be much humour!
27th March
Romantic Decline: Preserving Chastleton House
by Ruth Peters
Chastleton House is a rare gem of a Jacobean country house which has remained essentially unchanged for nearly 400 years. Ruth Peters, the senior house steward, discusses the delicate balance between visitor access and the careful preservation of this house for the future
Wednesday 24th April The Sheep That Eat Men
by Martin Sirot-Smith – Director Emeritus of Sulgrave Manor
In costume as Lawrence Washington, the Tudor Builder of Sulgrave Manor, Martin Sirot-Smith will tell of the Washington Family’s involvement in the wool trade, its family and business links with other great Tudor dynasties, creating, what could be called the ‘Mafia of the Wool Trade’.
29th May
Victorian Inventors & Inventions
of Northamptonshire
by Jon-Paul Carr
Jon-Paul Carter focuses on his research into some of  Northamptonshire’s inventors and the equipment, machines, gadgets and gizmos they invented which contributed to the great Victorian advancement.
26th June
The Life & Times of the Culworth Gang
by David Hewitt
25th September
Rainsborough, the Iron Age Fort
by Andrea Gladden
30th October
Oxford Castle & Prison from Oxanfora to Malmaison
by Alistair Duncan]
27th November


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