WOLLATON HISTORICAL & CONSERVATION SOCIETY
Updated November 2020
UNTIL ST LEONARD'S COMMUNITY CENTRE IS FULLY OPEN AND CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS LIFTED, OUR PROGRAMME WITH GUEST SPEAKERS WILL GO AHEAD VIA ZOOM ON THE 4TH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH. PLEASE SEE DETAILS BELOW.
NB: Two additional talks added January & February
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Speaker Program 2020/2021
September 23rd 7.30pm ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (please see drop down menu AGM 2020 for details) Followed by a talk by David Templeman “The Queen that never was”
Lady Arabella Stuart niece of Mary Queen of Scots, she was brought up with the sole intention of being crowned after Elizabeth.
October 28th 7.30pm Peter Hammond "Murder, Mystery and Misfortune"
A light-hearted look at some local 18th and 19th century Coroner's inquests and the stories behind them. (I will include some from the Wollaton area specially for you)
November 25th 7.30pm David Skillen “The many behind the few”
The unsung Hero’s and Heroine’s of the Battle of Brittain.
No meeting in December
January 14th 7.30pm Andrew Hamilton "Wollaton Park" (details to follow)
January 27th 7.30pm John Whitfield “ Nottingham’s Industrial Heritage”
A presentation on the varied industrial world of Nottingham’s Manufacturing Companies.
Feburary 19th 7.30pm Andrew Hamilton "St Leonard's Church"
February 24th 7.30pm Edward Hammond “In service of the Emperor”
The life and the experiences of a Napoleonic Soldier.
March 24th 7.30pm Richard Gaunt “Objects of Ridicule”
We consider whether the period 1780-1850 was the “Golden Age of Caricature” considering the outputs by Artiest including Gillray, Cruikshank and Doyle.
April 28th 7.30pm Laura Parker “Recent Excavations at Nottm Castle”
A brief Annual General Meeting followed by presentation on the recent Archaeological works at Nottingham Castle during the closure and refurbishment 2016-2020.
A range of local guided walks will be arranged for Summer 2021. If you would like to organise and lead a local walk, please contact us via the Feedback page. Thank you.