Willington History Group 2016-17 Programme
In view of the increased attendances and healthier finances over
the last year the group is looking forward with confidence to next
year`s programme. Each talk is illustrated and will take place in
the Old School, Castleway from 7.30 p.m. Admission at £3 includes
AGM followed by a presentation by Alan Gifford on “A Changing
Derby” illustrated with photographs taken over the last 50
years of how the city has altered.
“A History of Prisons” by Richard Papworth based on
his long career in the Prison Service
Dec 8th, 2016
“Christmas is Coming”, an illustrated talk by Keith
Blood on many of the customs associated with Christmas festivities.
Jan 12th, 2017
‘’How to Get Rid of Your Wife” by Richard Stone.
A sure-fire winner dealing with the facts and fantasies around “divorce”
etc and many surprises!
Feb 9th 2017
“Turmoil, Turnpikes and Taxes” by John Hawkins. How
Britain was transformed during the 18th Century.
“The Great Exhibition of 1851” by Rachel Salmon. How
Britain showed its products, wealth and Empire to the World!
‘’Boarding Schools for Girls in Victorian Derbyshire”
by Liz Keeley. The education of genteel young ladies, often brutal,
often surprising and always interesting.
A guided evening walk around Swadlincote led by Graham Nutt of the
Magic Attic. A fountain of knowledge, anecdotes and humorous insights
from an expert!
EVERYONE WELCOME !
queries? Please contact WHG`s secretary, Roy Booth on 01283 703760
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on the programme contact John Redfern on 01283 702894