HeritageEvents

18
APR
Lincolnshire Photographers
St Hugh's Hall

Illustrated evening talk on Lincolnshire Postcards Photographers and Publishers organised by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology SLHA and presented by Chris Hewis.…

21
APR
History Weekend
Corston Village Hall

A celebration of Corston Local History featuring photographs documents maps and displays over Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April in the Village Hall and the Church …

21
APR
St. George's Day Parade
Daventry Town Centre

The annual St. Georges Day Parade led by Daventry and District Scout group in partnership with Daventry Town Council will return to Daventry Town Centre on Saturday 21st April 2018. A fun filled event for all the family the parade…


21
APR
Workshop - Census Records
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Tutor: Tony RobertsThis workshopexplores theorigins and contextof census the formats of19th and 20thcentury data and how to get the best out of census documents. It looks brieflyatsome less familiar or older census and quasi‐census recordsdiscussesthepitfalls and limitationsin usingcensus dataand also…

25
APR
Parkland Tour
The House at Shuttleworth,

Join us for a walk through time around the parkland of the Shuttleworth Estate. Learn about its historical features and uses as well as its modern day management and preservation.Please note this is a two hour walk for competent walkers.Event…

25
APR
Living through the Civil War - a talk
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Speaker ‐ Catherine SampsonCatherine developed her love of history in childhood and pursued it at University in Sheffield and later Oxford where she graduated with a Masters Degree in English Local History. Her dissertation subject being the impact of the…

01
MAY
Allium Extravaganza
Arundel Castle

During May & June 2018 eruptions of pom‐pom headed alliums will burst into bloom at Arundel Castle.Exploding into flower with bright blooms towering over neighbouring plants its easy to see why alliums are a firm favourite with the nations gardeners…

06
MAY
May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England.Some of our engines are now unique ‐…

06
MAY
Sunday Inspirations - "I Can, I Will, I AM!"
The Lych Gate Tavern

SET YOURSELF UP FOR AN AWESOME WEEK AHEAD Youve had a hard week. You deserve some me‐time just for yourself; some time to recharge your energies and build yourself up for the new week about to start.Sunday Inspirations is…

09
MAY
Henry Marten - a talk by Dr Manfred Brod
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Manfred is a local historian specialising in the Thames Valley in the 16th and 17th centuries. He has a doctorate from Oxford University and is the author of two books and numerous papers. The period of the Civil War and…

11
MAY
Deepdale 1940s Weekend
Deepdale Backpackers & Camping

When one of our crew suggested a visit to the stylish 1940s to celebrate VE Day how could we say no ... So we invite you to join us for a step back in time including 1940s movie night dance…

12
MAY
The 1918 flu pandemic
Bourne Hall Museum Children Club

And resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million three to five per cent of the worlds population making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. It killed the young and not the old and was…

19
MAY
'Fighting Monks' The Antics of the Knights Templar
The Banovallum School,

This event will be held at Horncastle and includes the following talks on thesubject of the Knights Templar: The Military Orders and Collapse off the Crusade States in the Levant by Nicholas Morton Bostons Forgotten Crusade by Andrew…

23
MAY
Place-names of Berkshire - talk by David Peacock
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

In a break from this quarters theme of the Civil War we are delighted to welcome local historian and author Dr David Peacock to talk about the fascinating subject of place names. David is a former teacher of politics and…

26
MAY
Castle Siege
Arundel Castle

A firm family favourite this three‐day event will cover all aspects of a 15th century siege. Forces from England and France will enter into conflict twice a day using replica medieval canons archers fully armoured knights and men at arms…

27
MAY
Spring Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England.Some of our engines are now unique ‐…

30
MAY
Discover Dads Army
Bourne Hall Museum Children Club

Many people feared that the Germans would soon invade Britain. To protect Britain a new part‐time force was to be set up the Local Defence Volunteers. The Government made an urgent appeal on the radio to all men aged between…

31
MAY
9)David Starkey- Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer
Revelation

English constitutional historian and presenter David Starkey best known for Channel 4s The Six Wives of Henry VII and Monarchy presents this insightful talk on Henry VIII and history repeating itself in Henry VIII: The First BrexiteerHenry VIII like a…

03
JUN
Fly Navy
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

This event is supported by the outstanding work of Fly Navy Heritage Trust who have secured a memorable line‐up of extraordinary and historic aircraft for a thrilling show.The pilot chat is about the BAE systems owned Avro Anson with its…

06
JUN
The Household Division Beating Retreat 2018
Horse Guards Parade

A programme of rousing military and contemporary music will be performed by the finest musicians of the world renowned Bands of the Household Division.Set on the historic Horse Guards Parade against the magnificent backdrop of St Jamess Park The Massed…

06
JUN
Civil War to Commonwealth - talk by John Brearley
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Formerly a teacher John Brearley is a popular and charismatic speaker on Local History topics across Berkshire. Accompanied by slides and music John will talk about the Civil War and the Commonwealth period through to the restoration of the monarchy.…

09
JUN
Cow finds Epsom salts!
Bourne Hall Museum Children Club

This made the name Epsom known around the world and would lead to the Derby a battle and Englands first Spa town. Hear how the spa took off as Epsom grew from a village to a town and was visited…

23
JUN
Four Nations Medieval Tournament
Arundel Castle

The knights squires and men at arms of Raven Tor Living History Group will meet in a medieval foot tournament representing four historical nations.Alongside the tournament visitors can also enjoy storytelling falconry have‐a‐go archery for the over 8s…

23
JUN
Lady Bay Vintage Midcentury Antiques Fair
Nottingham Rugby & Sports Club

Thousands of goods to browse through at our Summer event. Well have more traders than ever indoors and out selling everything from art furniture homeware kitchenalia shelving sideboards textiles fabrics lighting art deco 20th century ceramics studio pottery glass French…

30
JUN
Workshop - School Records
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Tutor: Joan DilsJoan Dils is currently President of the History of Reading Society a Vice‐President of the Berkshire Local History Association and an Honorary Visiting Fellow in History at the University of Reading. She taught history and local history for…

06
JUL
Summer Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Gardens

Learn all about 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 senior members…

14
JUL
Norman Knights Tournament
Arundel Castle

This weekend will see a tournament of Norman foot combat held on the upper grounds of Arundel Castle. Along with a tented encampment which will include a variety of crafts and demonstrations of the period as well as a falconry…

14
JUL
Workshop - What do I do with my DNA results?
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Leader:Debbie Kennett ‐ an internationally recognised expert speaker and writer on genetic genealogy.This workshop is a follow‐up to the April 14th talk by Debbie which provided an introduction to DNA testing and is organised by Berkshire Family History…

24
JUL
International Jousting and Medieval Tournament
Arundel Castle

The undisputed highlight of Arundel Castles events calendarthe International Jousting and Medieval Tournamentis this year celebrating its tenth anniversary and promising the biggest and best contest to date. Competitors from around the world will be taking…

03
AUG
Dragon Slayer at Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle

‐ Explosive new evening show‐ Fearless fire joust thrilling stunts and epic battles.‐ A twilight horse‐led procession to the courtyard.‐ Spectacular projection light show finale with real flames mythical monsters and dazzling pyrotechnics.All set to the forgotten legend of Guy…

04
AUG
Cromford Steam Rally
Highacres Farm

07
AUG
Living History Day
Arundel Castle

Meet a variety of historical characters such as a Knight Pirate and Medieval Surgeon. Theres a range of have‐a‐go activities for all ages including archery for the over 8s plus meet the falconer a face painter and a story teller.…

18
AUG
Family History Weekend
Arundel Castle

Set within the upper grounds of Arundel Castle the Family History Weekend will be an opportunity to meet a variety of historical characters such as a Knight Pirate and Medieval Scribe. With have‐a‐go activities including archery mini catapults and a…

25
AUG
12,000 Years of Combat
Arundel Castle

The tented encampments of five renowned living history groups and many individual historical re‐enactors will reflect over 12000 years of local and Castle history with crafts costume and combat displays from the Stone Age to the Victoriansand almost…

26
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England.Some of our engines are now unique ‐…

06
SEP
Heritage Open Day @ The Brickworks Museum
The Brickworks Museum

We are open again as part of this national scheme to help everyone get close to our amazing heritage.…

16
SEP
Living History Weekend
Arundel Castle

As the Castle celebrates the 950th anniversary of its initial construction Raven Tor Living History Group returns to portray the men and women of the 12th century with combat training and crafts of the late Norman period.…

23
SEP
WW1 Event @ The Brickworks Museum
The Brickworks Museum

11th November 1918 ‐ nearly 100 years ago ‐ the Great War finally ended but not before 8 million soldiers died and 21 million soldiers were injuredThe Brickworks want to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the war…

29
SEP
Cotswold Airport Revival Festival
Cotswold Airport

On 29th and 30th September Cotswold Airport is throwing open its gates to the public once again for its incredible vintage and wartime extravaganza the Cotswold Airport Revival Festival.Last year saw the inaugural launch of this hugely popular…

24
OCT
Norman Knights in the Keep
Arundel Castle

This October half term visitors to Arundel Castle will be able to find out what it was like living at the Castle in the early Norman period with weapons armour combat and craft demonstrations to bring the era to life.…

27
OCT
Autumn Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England.Some of our engines are now unique ‐…

07
DEC
Dunster by Candlelight weekend break
Yarn Market Hotel

Stay in Dunster for this very special weekend where Dunster steps back in time the streets are closed to traffic the village lit by candlelight with shops open late a candlelit parade street entertainers carol singing brass bands morris dancers…

28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England.Some of our engines are now unique ‐…

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