HeritageEvents

15
DEC
Festive Visit to the Castle break
Yarn Market Hotel

A 2 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast break to include a festive Christmas lights illuminated gardens evening visit to Dunster Castle admission to the castle and grounds and a tour of Dunster working water mill.…

16
DEC
Christmas in the Trenches
BourneHall Museum Children's Club

Discover how the troops managed to celebrate refusing to allow the harsh conditions to dampen their festive cheer.Did all the troops celebrate Christmas on the right day Learn how gifts from the home front were organised and encouraged by royalty…

16
DEC
Carols in the Barn
Winterbourne Medieval Barn

A group of busy angels are making sure everything for the birth of Jesus goes to plan....butdoes itMembers of St Michaels Church present a dramatic performance of the Christmas story suitable for all ages.Lots…


24
DEC
Christmas in Dunster
Yarn Market Hotel

Enjoy a traditional Christmas in the medieval village of Dunster. Full board break including Gala Dinners on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day traditional Christmas lunch and evening buffet supper. A programme of activities is on offer throughout the break or…

28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society.Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in…

29
DEC
Engineering Open Workshop 2017
The Shuttleworth Collection

Get to see areas and projects not usually on view to the public and chat to our skilled aircraft engineers and volunteers who love discussing what goes into rebuilding vintage aircraft maintenance and the skills needed to keep these aircraft…

30
DEC
St. Ives Antiques Fair
Burgess Hall (One Leisure)

This is a fun and friendly Antiques Fair with around 50 dealers offering affordable quality antiques and vintage pieces including ceramics glass silver china jewellery small items of furniture paperweights postcards and other interesting treasures of yesteryear at prices to…

13
JAN
Crimean War and Florence Nightingale
BourneHall Museum Children's Club

Discover the difficult conditions that the nurses found themselves working in. Hear about some of their nursing methods and decide if you would have liked to take her medicine.Learn about the battles and harsh weather conditions which caused so many…

17
JAN
Street Organs - a talk by John Hunt
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

The first descriptions of street organs date to the late 18th century although their design and use has evolved over the years.Often the barrel street organ was not just a solo performer but used by a group of…

22
JAN
Night Time
Dumfries High Street

The streets of Dumfries often feel deserted at night time and many of us have replaced the town centre for out of town mega stores or online shopping. Night time is a tour round Dumfries through the eyes of one…

23
JAN
Robert Burns in Winter with Prof. G Carruthers
Robert Burns House Museum

A candlelit talk in Burns House Dumfries sees Gerard Carruthers discuss Robert Burnss use of the winter calendar. Starting with Halloween and moving to Hogmanay and beyond the customs and landscapes of wintertide in the bards work are considered. The…

27
JAN
What's Next BBS
Spiegeltent

Big Burns Supper is now entering its seventh festival and we are already thinking about how we can mark our special edition in 2022. This is an opportunity for you to have a listen to four different perspectives about the…

31
JAN
Edwardians on the Move - a talk by Mike Hurst
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Berkshire Family History Society is delighted to welcome Goring‐based historian Mike Hurst to The Centre for Heritage and Family History.Mike will paint a colourful account of how the Edwardians got around in those halcyon days before the First…

04
FEB
Cambodia Challenge
Cambodia

Lying in the heart of old Indochina the small country of Cambodia is home to dazzling green rice‐paddies and jungle dotted with temples and ruins villages of thatched stilted houses and small towns where Buddhist temples nestle amongst graceful French…

06
FEB
Magic as Treason
Conway Hall

Throughout history people have believed in the power of magic not only to influence their own lives and communities but also their rulers. Furthermore rulers and their advisers often lived in fear of magical attack. Francis Young examines the phenomenon…

10
FEB
The Tower - Escape, Imprisonment and Execution.
BourneHall Museum Children's Club

From Ranulf Flambard Bishop of Durham who in 1128 became the first to escape the Tower to Katherine Howard wife of Henry VIII in 1542 Guy Fawkes in 1606 and John Felton the assassin who murdered the Duke of…

11
FEB
Valentines Afternoon Tea
The House, Shuttleworth

Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the history of the family and Old Warden Park.…

14
FEB
WW2 A Childrens War
Bourne Hall Museum, Children Club

Learn what happened after a bomb fell like this one inWaterloo Road discover how to put out one of the fire bombs that were dropped in their tens of thousands on Epsom during the war. Try to play fag cards…

14
FEB
Reading's Cinemas history - talk by David Cliff
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

David Cliffe was born at Macclesfield Cheshire when there were five cinemas operating all of which he remembers.He studied English language and medieval English literature at the University of Leeds followed by a postgraduate diploma in librarianship. …

24
FEB
The Listed Property Show
Kensington Olympia Exhibition Centre

The Listed Property Show organised by the Listed Property Owners Club is back at Olympia London for the 12th year on 24‐25 February 2018. Meet with the biggest collection of listed building suppliers and specialists across one weekend under one…

07
APR
Heritage Transport Show
Kent Showground

The Heritage Transport Show is for anyone with a passion or interest for vintage vehicles. The Show will feature the popular South East Bus Festival with a display of over 100 vintage buses. Visitors can also ride some of the…

13
APR
Spring Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Our Head Gardener will share the story of the garden those who created it and the recent restoration project which has brought this wonderful Regency landscape back to life.Enjoy lunch afterwards with an opportunity to chat informally to…

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