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Snaith and District History Society


Snaith and District History Society


Further details ring Ron Christian on 01405 860655

Programme 2021

Meeting on second Thursday of the month.

Summer Visits


8 July 2021

Tour of Snaith & the Priory Church

guided by Keith Greenwood & Ron Christian


12 August 2021

Guided Tour of Rawcliffe

with Mrs Maxine McKenna

Please meet at the front of Rawcliffe Church.

Cars can be parked at the rear of the Church Yard.



Please Note New Venue for Talks

at Pollington Village Hall, Main Street, Pollington.

Meetings start at (1900 hours)  7 pm prompt.


9 September 2021

A Golden Age in Film

by Henry Farrar

A golden Age in Film tells the story of the BBC’s Film Department from the earliest days of television until the 1980s when video cameras were introduced.

The story is told in a video which lasts just over an hour and briefly explains the type of equipment and techniques used, and visits the locations where numerous TV programmes which relied on film were made

Henry Farrar, whose career is followed, was born and brought up in Yorkshire. He worked for the BBC’s Film Unit at Ealing for 30 years, much of this time as a Film Cameraman

Henry travelled widely and filmed a variety of programmes including:

Documentaries in Belgium and France for Schools Television Reports from

Mexico and Guatemala with Alan Whicker

Blue Peter holidays in Singapore and Borneo

An expedition by Hovercraft though Amazonia

Travel and Adventure with David Attenborough in the South Pacific islands

Light Entertainment with The Two Ronnies and Dave Allen and Documentaries with members of the Royal Family


14 October 2021

The Life and Crimes of Jack the Ripper

by Stephen Wells


11 November 2021

Durability, economy, efficiency: an Edwardian Kitchen Handbook by Mary Eleanor Blakey – her life & times

by David Lewis



9 December 2021

Early Asylum Life

by David Scrimgeour























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