Lectures, Meetings & Excursions 1947-1996

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1949-50
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1950-51
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1951-52
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1952-53
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1955-56
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1956-57
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1957-58
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1958-59
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1959-60
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1960-61
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1961-62
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1962-63
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1963-64
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1964-65
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1965-66
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1966-67
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1967 EXCURSIONS
May 5. Donnington-le-Heath (manor house under restoration by Leicestershire County Council).
May 20. Easton Neston Hall (by permission of Lady Hesketh).
Jun 10. Derbyshire (Eyam, Tideswell, Stoney Middleton and Foolow). Leader: Mr T.B. Davis.
Aug 4. Shearsby (yeoman farmers's house under restoration) and Cosby (Cruck barn).
Aug 19. Breedon Festival.
Sep 2. Lincoln (Bishop's Palace, Cathedral - we were shown round by the sub-Dean, Canon P. Binnall - and Roman sites). Leader: Mr F.T. Baker, Curator of Lincoln Museum.
Sep 23. Loughborough (Old Rectory), Garendon Abbey and Dishley. [see Transactions Vol. XVII, p.25] Leader: Mr Brian Williams of Loughborough Arch. Society.

1967-68
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1968 EXCURSIONS
May 4. March (a very fine church) and Ely (we were conducted round the Cathedral by the Senior Verger, Mr A.V. Franklin).
Mar 24. Great Dalby and Twyford. Leader: Mr T.B. Davis.
Jun 15. Huntingdonshire (Huntingdon, Godmanchester, Buckden (Bishop's Palace), Great Paxton, Yelling, Hilton (Maze), St Ives and Houghton (Church and Mill on the River Ouse). Leader: Mr P.G.M. Dickinson, Hunts. County Archivist.
Aug 9. Oakham (Castle Hall, the original Oakham School and Church). Leaders: Mr A.R. Traylen of Rutland Local History Society and Mr Barber of Oakham School.
Sep 7. Longthorpe (Manor House, Tower, Church and an old Elizabethan House) and Castor Church on the return. Our hosts were Mr and Mrs Wilkins of the Manor House.
Sep 21. Packwood House and Wooton Wawen Church.

1968-69
MEETINGS
1968
Sep 20. AGM at Newarke Houses Museum, followed by members' contributions.
Oct 18. "Monumental Heraldry". Revd. F.M. Best.
Nov 15. Presidential Address: "Fields and Farms". V.R. Webster.
Dec 6. Film Evening.
1969
Jan 10. "Roman, Saxon and Medieval Cirencester recent excavations". A.D. McWhirr.
Feb 14. "English Pottery and Porcelain" Miss M. Lambourne.
Mar 21. "The Archaeology of Sicily". Miss M.A. Riley.
Apr 24. 21st Anniversary Dinner at the Guildhall, Leicester.
May 9. "The care of Historic Buildings, with special emphasis on churches". Lawrence H. Bond, F.S.A, L.R.I.B.A.

1969-70
MEETINGS
1969
Sep 12. "Leicestershire Clocks and Clockmakers". Mr J.A. Daniell.
Oct 17. AGM. [Approximately 8.15 p.m., Speaker: Dennis J. Rice, MA, Warden of Vaughan College.
Nov 7. Presidential Address. "Some Environmental Studies in the East Midlands". Mr V.R. Webster.
Dec 5. "Leicestershire Markets". Professor A.M. Everitt.
1970
Jan 9. Social Event. Pictorial Reminences - Refreshments.
Feb 6. "Bells". Mr Paul Taylor.
Mar 20. "'The more it changes ...': Some problems of Leicestershire life in the 13th Century". Miss R. Hill.
Apr 23. Annual Dinner. Charnwood Restaurant, Leicester.
May 1. "Change on the farm land". Mr Andrew Jewell.

1970-71
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1971-72
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1972-73
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1973-74
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1974-75
MEETINGS
1974
Sep 20. AGM followed by "A Visit to Sweden". S. Fletcher, Esq.
Oct 18. "Roman Silchester". Mrs S.M. Rutland, BA.
Nov 8. Presidential Address: "Monks and Juvenile Delinquents: the story of Mount St Bernard Reformatory, Leicestershire". B. Elliott, BA.
Dec [6]. Film Evening.
1975
Jan 10. "The reign of Richard III - an historical revision". D.T. Williams, Esq., BA.
Feb 7. "Glass Making". Mr B. Henry.
Mar 14. "Aspects of the development of Loughborough since 1870". I. Keil, Esq., BA, PhD.
Apr 18. "The History and Practice of Building in Stone". A.S. Ireson Esq., MBE.
Apr 24. Annual Dinner.

1975 EXCURSIONS
May 17. (Saturday) Northamptonshire Tour - Stanford-on-Avon, Kilsby, Daventry and Ashby St Leger. Leader: Mr S. Fletcher.
May 30. (Friday) Bosworth Field. Leader: Dr D.T. Williams.
Jun 21. (Saturday) York - including visits to several archaeological sites and 14th Century Merchant Adventurers' Hall.
Jul 19. (Saturday) Marston Hall and Langar Church.
Jul 31. (Thursday) Althorpe Hall and Great Brington Church.
Aug 15. (Friday) Thurmaston (ruined chapel) and Seagrave Church. Leader: Rev. K.H. Wayne.
Sep 6. (Saturday) Cirencester - excavation sites, church and museum. Leader and conductor at sites: Mr. A. McWhirr.

1975-76
MEETINGS
1975
Sep 19. AGM followed by "Further travels with a camera". D.C. Edwards, Esq.
Oct 17. "Archaeology of Orkney and the Scottish North". P.J.M. Bailey Esq., MA.
Nov 7. Presidential Address: "The Director's Diary". B. Elliott, Esq., BA.
Dec 5. St George's Chapel, Windsor castle, 1348-1975". Mrs A.K.B. Evans, BA.
1976
Jan 16. "Crafts in Vernacular Building". Mrs M. Palmer, MA.
Feb 13. Film Evening.
Mar 12. "Inca Sites in Peru - some reactions following a brief visit". G. Stansfield, BSc.
Apr 2. "Chantries, their function and architecure". D. Tomkins, Esq.
Apr 22. Annual Dinner.

1976 EXCURSIONS
May 21. (Friday) Lyddington - Bede House and Church, also Stoke Dry Church. Leader: Mr S. Fletcher.
Jun 4. (Friday) Thornton and Peckleton Churches.
Jun 19. (Saturday) Stow-in-Lindsey (Saxon Minster) and Louth (Church and town in general). Leader: Mr. D.C. Edwards.
Jul 29. (Thursday) Grantham House, Grantham and Grantham Church.
Sep 4. (Saturday) Brinklow (church and village) and Kenilworth (castle).

1976-77
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1977-78
1977
Sep 30. AGM followed by Mr Widdowson's illustrated talk.
Oct 21. "Victorian Furniture". Mr D.A. Blakesley.
Nov 18. Thirtieth Anniversary Buffet.
Dec 16. "Leicester's Archaeological Remains". Joan Mellor.
1978
Jan 13. "Leicester Museum Collections". John Daniell.
Feb 10. Fourth Presidential Address by Bernard Elliott.
Mar 10. "Lead Mining in Yorkshire". Mr P.J.M. Bailey.
Apr 6. Annual Dinner.
Apr 14. "Life at the Tudor Court". Mrs. Pamela Priestland.

1978 EXCURSIONS

May 6. (Sat) Ironbridge (Gorge Museum) and Buildwas Abbey.
Jun 2. (Fri) Lockington and Kegworth.
Jun 30. (Fri) Rutland Water and Edith Weston.
Jul 27. (Thur) Bottesford Church and Holm Pierrepont.
Aug 19. (Sat) Baginton and Coventry (Holy Trinity Church).
Sep 9. (Sat) Chester.

1978-79
1978
Sep 29. AGM followed by Films.
Oct 27. "Local History & Geneaolgy". A. Rogers, MA, PhD, FRHistS, FSA.
Nov 17. ANNIVERSARY EVENING. Wine/Buffet.
Dec 15. "The Urbanisation of Roman Britain: success or failure". J.S. Wacher, BSc, FSA.
1979
Jan 12. "The Leicester Method". Dr Stuart M.F. Fraser.
Feb 9. PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. B. Elliott, BA.
Mar 9. "The Baptists of Harvey Lane". Mrs S. Mitchell.
Apr 6. "Crime and the landed classes in later medieval England". D.T. Williams, BA, PhD.
Apr 26. ANNUAL DINNER. Vaughan College.

1979 EXCURSIONS
May 5. (Sat) Derbyshire - Arber Low, Cromford & Bakewell. Leader: Mrs O. Walker.
Jun 1. (Fri) Foxton & Lubenham Churches. Leader: The Secretary [D.C. Valentine].
Jun 29. (Fri) Goadby, Marwood & Waltham-on-the-Wolds Churches. Leader: The Secretary [D.C. Valentine].
Jul 26. (Thur) Quenby Hall & Ashby Folville Church.
Aug 18. (Sat) Gladstone Museum of British Pottery & Abbots Bromley. Leaders: Mr & Mrs E. Holmes.
Sep 8. (Sat) Marshland Churches of N. Norfolk: Walpole St Peter, Terrington St Clement, Tilney All Saints and Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin. Leader: The Secretary [D.C. Valentine].

1979-80
1979
Sep 28. AGM. Films to follow.
Oct 12. ANNIVERSARY EVENING. Slides shown by Mr W. J. Braund. Wine/Buffet.
Nov 9. "The Archaeology of Education: School Buildings from Dame School to Middle School". E.R. Davis, BA.
Dec 7. "Recent Fieldwork and its impact on Leicestershire Archaeology".
1980
Jan 18. "The Individuality of Rutland". R. Millward, MA, Vice President.
Feb 15. PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. B. Elliott, BA.
Mar 14. "Victorian Newspapers and Local History". R.L. Greenall, BSC (Econ), MA.
Apr 17. ANNUAL CELEBRATION. Vaughan College.
Apr 25. "The Open Fields". A.E. Brown, MA.

1980 EXCURSIONS
May 3. (Sat) Ancaster and Sleaford. Leader: D.C. Valentine.
May 30. (Fri) Carlton Curlieu Hall & Burton Overy. Leader: B. Elliott.
Jun 27. (Fri) Tixover & Morcott Churches. Leader: D.C. Valentine.
Jul 24. (Thu) Melton Mowbray & Belvoir country. Leader Mrs. O. Walker.
Aug 16. (Sat) Bradford on Avon and Laycock. Leaders: Mr & Mrs M. Cule.
Sep 6. (Sat) A Warwickshire Tour - including Maxstoke Castle, Priory and Church and Astley Church. Leader: D.C. Valentine.

1980-81
DINNER & LECTURES
1980
Sep 26. AGM followed by "Margery Kempe - a 15th Century Pilgrim in Leicester" Rev. K.H. Wayne.
Oct 17. "The Landscape of Man". V.R.Webster, MA.
Nov 7. "Norfolk Street Roman Villa". Jean Mellor, MA.
Dec 5. "Sports & Pastimes of Leicestershire". C.E. Owen, BA, FLS, AMA.
1981
Jan 16. "Leicestershire Farmhouses". Elizabeth A. Bryan, BSc (Econ).
Feb 13. PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: "Aspects of the History of Oadby". B. Elliott, BA.
Mar 13. "The Small Businessman in the Northamptonshire Footwear Industry 1850-1914: a story of the inevitable decline?" K. Brooker, BA.
Apr 3. "The Iron Age in Leicestershire". Sybil M. Rutland, MA.
Apr 30. ANNUAL DINNER. Vaughan College.

1981 EXCURSIONS
May 2. (Sat) Southwick Hall and Kingscliffe. Leader: S. Fletcher.
May 29. (Fri) A Hinckley Walk-about. Leader: Mr H. Beavin.
Jun 26. (Fri) Thrumpton Hall.
Jul 25. (Sat) Hereford & Goodrich Castle. Leaders: Mr & Mrs M. Cule.
Aug 22. (Sat) Repton (church and excavations) and Melbourne. Leader: D.C. Valentine.
Sep 5. (Sat) Acton Scott farm Museum, Ludlow and Bridgnorth. Leader: Rev. K.H. Wayne.

1981-82
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1981
Sep 25. AGM followed by "Churches in Camera". Peter Wickham.
Oct 16: "The Medieval Forests, Chases and Parks of England". Prof. L.M. Cantor, MA.
Nov 6. "The Making of the Midland Shires". Charles Pythian-Adams, MA, FRHistS.
Dec 4. "The Value of Census Returns to Local & Family Historians". Kate M. Thompson, BA.
1982
Jan 15. "Past & Present In Modern China". Patrick J.M. Bailey, MA.
Feb 12. PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. "Desford Industrial School". Bernard Elliott, BA.
Mar 12. "Leicestershire Archaeology 1800-1849". Robert A. Rutland, MA, AMA.
Apr 2. "Sources for the Study of Leicestershire History". Aubrey Stevenson, ALA.
Apr 23. BUFFET SUPPER

1982-83
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1983-84
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1984-85
SUPPER & LECTURES
1984
Sep 28. AGM followed P.Y.O. Farm Film (Groby Old Hall). Mrs K. Burrows.
Oct 19. "Railways in the Landscape". David Turnock.
Nov 9. Anniversary Evening, arranged by Mary Holmes.
Dec 7. "Aerial Appreciation of Landscape as an Historical Document". James Pickering.
1985
Jan 18. Presidential Address. Sybil Rutland.
Feb 8. "Framework Knitting in the East Midlands". Stanley Chapman. (cancelled owing to bad weather: see below)
Mar 16. "The Devon Landscape: a view from Leicestershire". Harold Fox.
Apr 12. BUFFET SUPPER. Vaughan College.
Apr 26. "Richard: the Man and the Legend". Margaret York.


1985-86
SUPPER & LECTURES
1985
Sep 27. AGM followed by "Minor Church Carvings". Drusilla Armitage.
Oct 18. "Framework Knitting in the East Midlands". Stanley Chapman.
Nov 8. "The Romans in Leicester - a general updated view". Jean Mellor.
Dec 6. "Northumbrian and Irish 'High Crosses'". Jim Jerman.
1986
Jan 17. Presidential Address. Sybil Rutland.
Feb 14. "History of the English Garden". J. Williams.
Mar 14. "Leicestershire' Royalist Families 1642-46". Martyn Bennett.
Apr 11. BUFFET SUPPER. Vaughan College.
Apr 25. Members Evening, arranged by Mary Holmes.

1986 EXCURSIONS
May 15. Stoneleigh Abbey and Village.
Jun 13. Moira restored iron furnace and Heritage Museum.
Jul 26. Great Malvern and Pershore.
Aug 15. Eastwell and Croxton Kerrial Churches.

1986-87
SUPPER & LECTURES
1986
Sep 26. AGM followed by an illustrated talk on "Old Aylestone". J. Braund.
Oct 17. "Eastern Yorkshire - recent work on pre-history". Tim Schadla-Hall.
Nov 7. "Domesday Book and the Making of the Midland Shires". Charles Pythian-Adams.
Dec 5. "W.G. Hoskins and Leicestershire's History". Roy Millward.
1987
Jan 16. "Ackermann's Cambridge: an illustrated tour of Cambridge and its Colleges in 1815 and today". Patrick J.M. Bailey. (cancelled due to bad weather)
Feb 13. Presidential Address. Sybil Rutland.
Mar 13. "The Crusades in the Late Middle Ages". Norman Housley.
Apr 10. BUFFET SUPPER. Vaughan College.
May 1. "Multiple Estates in Anglo-Saxon England". Jill Bourn.

1987 EXCURSIONS
May 16. Belvoir Castle.
Jun 12. Mystery tour arranged by D. Valentine.
Jul 25. Painswick & Berkeley Castle.
Aug 20. Oakham Church and Lyddington.
Sep 19. Geddington and Baughton House.

1987-88
SUPPER & LECTURES
1987
Sep 25. AGM followed by an illustrated talk on Avebury. Sybil Rutland.
Oct 8. "Leicester in the 1880s and in the 1980s". Richard Gill.
Oct 16. "Ackermann's Cambridge: an illustrated tour of Cambridge and its Colleges in 1815 and today" (rearranged, postponed from Jan 16, 1986). Patrick J.M. Bailey.
Nov 6. THE FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY. The Society.
Dec 4. "Victorian Art". Robin Paisey.
1988
Jan 15. "The 'Mary Rose'". Barry Ingram.
Feb 19. "A review of Circencester". Alan McWhirr.
Mar 18. "Thomas Hobbes - a tribute" (on 400th anniversary of birth). Kenneth Wayne.
Apr 22. BUFFET SUPPER. Vaughan College.
Apr 29. "Family Tapestry". Hugh Collinson.

1988 EXCURSIONS
May 14. Charlecote House.
Jun 18. Avebury. Leader: Sybil Rutland.
Jul 15. Kibworth Mill and Church Langton Church.
Aug 19. Wigston (frameknitters' complex) and Foston Church.
Sep 3. Newark-on-Trent.

1988-89

1989 EXCURSIONS
May 11. Arbury Hall.
Jun 17. Shrewsbury.
Jul 14. Wymondham Working Windmill.
Aug 18. Melton Mowbray Parish Church.
Sep 9. Kenwood House. (Cancelled)

1989-90

1990 EXCURSIONS
May. Breedon on the Hill.
June. Avoncroft Museum and Worcester.
August. Stanford Hall.
Harlaxton Manor and Church.

1990-91
MEETINGS & EXCURSIONS
Sept 29, 1990. AGM followed by "The Clock Tower: centre of the Universe". Marjorie Hill
Oct 19. "William Hanbury: Parson extraordinary, 1725-1772". Rev. Canon J. Prophet.
Nov 16. "The Development of the Irish Community in Leicester". Nesson J. Danaher.
Dec 7. "Victorian Churches in Leicester". Geoffrey Brandwood.
Jan 11, 1991. "Converting Historical Buildings for Modern-Day Use". R.J.P. Keene Dip.Arch. RIBA.
Feb 15. "Industrial Archaeology in the East Midlands". Dr Marilyn Palmer
Mar 15. "My Life and Work as an Artist". Olwen Hughes.
Apr 4. BUFFET SUPPER. Guest speaker - Jill Bourne.
Apr 19. MEMBERS EVENING. Favourite Slides.
Apr 27. THE W.G. HOSKINS VAUGHAN ANNUAL LECTURE. [Charles Pythian-Adams]
May 17. Foxton Locks - evening visit.
Jun 8. Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire - all day.
Aug 17. Shugborough Hall near Stafford and Lichford Cathedral - all day.
Sep 8. Flag Fen, near Peterborough - half day.



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1994-95
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