Talks - Schedule of Meetings.  7.30pm Longtown Village Hall

Autumn 2018

Monday, 3rd September

ROUTEWAYS IN THE LOCAL LANDSCAPE

 Afternoon talk and walk based at Longtown Village Hall

2.00pm Eddie Proctor

 

 

 

 

(Navigator of the interface between landscape history, pathways & topography)

Rhiws of the Black Mountains

  (3.30pm Depart in shared cars to Olchon Valley for led walk)

 

 

 

7.30pm Heather Hurley (local author and historian) 

 Exploring the old Green Lanes of Herefordshire

 

 

 


 Monday, 1st October 7.30pm

 Eleri Lynn (Curator, Historic Royal Palaces) 

 Conservation of Elizabeth I's court dress

( Continuing Ruth Richardson's research on the Bacton Church altar-cloth)

 

 


Monday, 5th November  7.30pm

Frank Olding FSA (Heritage Officer, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council)

The Archaeology of Upland Gwent

 

 

Monday, 3rd December 7.30pm

 Malcolm Watkins (Heritage Matters)

'Boil a Mouse in Urine'

(Caring for infants in the days of the Tudors and Stuarts)

 

 

Spring and Summer 2019

Monday 7th January 7.30pm

MEMBERS' EVENING: a miscellany tba

 

Monday 4th February  7.30pm

Dr Simon Taylor  (local author and historian)

How Windrush shaped us after the 1939-45 War

(The lives and intersecting histories of the first Caribbean settlers to our shores)

 

Monday 4th March 7.30pm

 Professor Helen Nicholson (University of Cardiff)

Templars and Hospitallers in the Marches

 

Monday 1st April   7.30pm

 Peter Reavill (Portable Antiquities Scheme)

Herefordshire Hoards: what recent local finds are telling us about our past

(Bring your discoveries for identification)

 

Monday 13th May  7.30pm

 Ian Bass  (Hereford Cathedral)

Miracles in the Marches: St Thomas Cantilupe of Hereford

 

June & July

Visits to be announced

 

Monday 1st July 7.30pm

AGM, followed by

Dr Keith Ray (former County Archaeologist for Herefordshire)

Offas' Dyke and the Western Frontier of Mercia along the Wye

 

 

Further details and any alterations to the programme will be notified by e-mail and in the local parish magazines.