Programme of events

Local History Group 2016 – 2017 programme

WhenSubjectSpeaker
Fri 7 Oct 2016BUCKINGHAMSHIRE BREWERIESJulian Hunt established the Centre for Bucks Studies and was in charge of the County Museum. An author and expert on all things historic in Bucks.
Fri 4 NovOXON & BUCKS LIGHT INFANTRY ON THE SOMME 1916Barker is a Heritage Advisor currently working for Oxfordshire Museum designing exhibitions including several on the First World War.
Fri 2 DecBUCKINGHAMSHIRE ASTRONOMERSDr Mike Leggett is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and his lectures range from astronomical history to the future of space exploration.
Fri 6 Jan 2017THE IMPACT OF THE GRAND JUNCTION CANAL IN WEST HERTSDamian Hiscock has been boating on canals since the 1980s, developing an interest in their history leading to the research he will present in his talk.
Fri 3 FebGARDEN CITIES AND OTHER UTOPIASKate Harwood taught garden history at London and Cambridge University and is research co-ordinator of the Capability Brown Tercentenary Festival.
Fri 3 MarSTANLEY SPENCER AND COOKHAMAnn Danks archivist of the Stanley Spencer Gallery and an authority on the life and works of one of the 20th century’s most important British painters.
Fri 7 AprWEATHER LORE - FACT OR FICTIONIan Currie is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society who lectures and writes books about the weather, and regularly appears on television.
Fri 12 May at CVH 7:30 pmAGM plus THE STORY OF ASHRIDGE HOUSEWendy Austin, LHG member, and local historian has published extensively on the history of Tring and its surrounding area.

All meetings are at St Leonards Parish hall at 8:00 pm for 8:15pm
(except AGM at Cholesbury Village Hall at 7:30 pm sharp)

Adult Membership: £10 per year
Junior Membership (below school minimum leaving age): Free
Visitors always welcome: £4 per meeting

Coffee, tea and biscuits are served after the talks
Please contact Chris Brown 01494 758890 for further information