Programme for 2019
Meetings are held at Berkswell Reading Room at 7.45pm for 8.00 pm start and open to Non-members unless otherwise stated.
Wednesday, 9th October - “Arming the Knight”
There will be a demonstration of undressing and then arming the notable Lancastrian knight Sir Thomas Tresham by his squire into a full ‘harness’ of mid to late 15th Century armour, concluding with his weapons. It includes an explanation of the clothing and fashions of the day.
Wednesday, 11th December - “Christmas Traditions”
We all have our own ways of celebrating the Christmas season, many of which involve traditions from the depths of history, but we often don't know how, why or when they began. In his talk, followed by a series of selected readings from the past on Christmas themes, Brian Stote explores the origins of our modern Christmas and attempts to explain why we do what we do in our festive celebrations.
Sorry, this meeting is Members only