We are a mixed group, from those with more than 25 years of experience to those who have yet to begin. If you have ever wondered about your ancestors this is the group for you
This group explores events from the 19th century – events that changed the lives of average people. We look beneath the layer of queens, kings and battles. We are looking for the evens that affected the day-to-day lives of ordinary people in Victorian Britain. Ours is a discussion group, not a lecture session. We choose a topic; each member researches the topic. The shared discussion provides new knowledge. If you are interested in discovering what made the people of Britain great,…
The year 1815 was a pivotal one in English and European History. It brought to an end over 20 years of warfare throughout the continent. Our study will examine the new country and continent that emerged and look at the new forces in society. No need to contact me in advance. Just turn up.
Each December the Group decides on the programme for the coming year. Members organise the visits to the church or village of their choice, finding a person to talk to the Group about its history, architecture and other features of interest.
This self-help group aims to give support to its members by sharing memories thus prompting recollections of our own past. Each month everyone reads something they have written and the Group discusses each piece and makes (helpful) comments.
We discuss a wide range of maritime matters. Flying boats, cable ships and cruise liners are some of the subjects for this year.
Various aspects of military history are chosen by members for presentation and discussion.