Staunton Harold Church. Copyright Ticknall Life.

Historical Society – Events 2019/20 Cancelled

Visitors to Ticknall are most welcome to attend the meetings of the Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society held on the last Friday of each month at 7.30 pm in The Village Hall, Ingleby Lane.

Our programme of events for 2019-20 is shown below, but keep an eye on this page in case there are last minute changes to the programme.

For more about the origins and history of our village please see the potted history.

Or for a fuller history, click here.

Friday 27th SeptemberShort AGM, then a History of Cycling with
Stuart Warburton.
History of cycling from the early times to the present.
Friday 25th OctoberArchaeology of the Civil War in Leicestershire with
Peter Liddle
Peter explores the Civil War through local archaeological finds.
Friday 29th NovemberThe Real Dad’s Army with Jed Jaggard.
Jed, a local re-enactor tells of the home guard with lots of exhibits. Followed by Christmas Refreshments.
Friday 31st JanuaryMelbourne Wood with Philip Heath
Local historian Philip will be telling us about Melbourne’s wooded history.
Friday 28th FebruaryGalaxies one giga year at a time with Julian Onions
Julian talks on galaxies from birth to death.
Friday 27th MarchPestilence, intrigue and murder with Ian Morgan
Ian explores the impact on medieval society of the Black Death.
Friday 24th AprilVisit to Staunton Harold Church with Becky Elliott. See photo.
Becky talks of Staunton Harold and the Shirley’s that built it. Followed by refreshments.
Wednesday 6th MayHow the Johnsons Inherited the Harpur Crewe Estates with Celia Sanger.
Meet the family (weather and flights permitting.)
Free admission, coffee and tea provided.
Friday 15th MayT G Green Pottery with Iain Hambling
Iain gives an illustrated talk on this local pottery manufacturer.
Friday 26 JuneOutside visit TBA.

Everyone is most welcome to any meeting.

Entrance Fee: £1, Visitors £2 (including refreshments)

Annual Membership Fee: Single £4 Couples £6

Meeting 7.30 pm in Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane.

Programme subject to unforeseen changes.

Please telephone any enquiries to 01530 810266 / 01283 762064 / 01332 862116


Barry Hill

A long-time member of the Ticknall Preservation and Historical Society, Barry keeps us up to date with their events.

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