Local History 2

Co-ordinator Jean Churchill-Coleman Jean Churchill-Coleman
Telephone 01280 848 971
E-mail local.history2@buckinghamu3a.org.uk
Weekday 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Time 10.00 – 12.00
Venue Buckingham Centre

About the group

January 2016 sees the start of a new programme for the Local History Group 2 and we will continue with a mixture of talks in the Mezzanine Room, mainly in the colder Winter weather, and guided visits when, hopefully, the weather is kinder.  This year’s talks will include further insights into the lives of those living in Winslow during the 17th Century and about the work which is being undertaken in the Winslow Oral History Project.  Buckingham’s History is covered by topics on the Lenborough Hoard and other archaeological finds in the area. The Dukes of Grafton and the Vicars of Mixbury will also be explored as will the Tudor way of celebrating Easter.  We accompany our talks with coffee, tea and biscuits

Our visits for the coming year will include guided tours of Deanshanger, Haddenham and Little Horwood with visits further afield to Christchurch College, Oxford, and the Bunyan and Panacea Museums in Bedford for which we will be taking the X5 bus.  We will also be shown the Archives held in the Old Goal and also some of those belonging to the County Museum.

We also have other topics planned but alongside these we also have more informal sessions when members share their memories of their own local histories.  These make for interesting and relaxing meetings when we can get to know each other.  One of the main reasons why we all attend the group is not just to learn about local history but to also to enjoy its friendly and welcoming atmosphere  – what better way to enjoy a morning cup of coffee.

Contact the Group coordinator for further information – details shown above.


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