WELCOME TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE HISTORY GROUP
In the winter months between October to April we meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at 2pm in the Full Gospel Church Hall = FGCH (the old South End School building, 60 High Street, Rushden - Speaker with tea and biscuits to follow the talk. The aim of the group is to (re)discover and share our love of History.
Our annual programme is divided into two parts, October to April being held in the Full Gospel Church Hall, Rushden with speakers on interesting diverse historical subjects.
The summer months May to September offer members monthly trips, by private coach picking up at Higham Ferrers and Rushden and travelling to various interesting historical sites chosen by the group members themselves
For further information please contact the group leader Peter Wright via the contact page or Ron Smith to reserve a place on any of the summer coach trips
History Group speakers for the 2019-20 season
Our Old friend Kevin Varty entertains with "Sex, Drugs and
History of Pantomime, by Delia Thomas a seasonal topic for the
beginning of the New Year.
Mathew Morris from Leicester University talks on the History of
Leicester Castle and the present-day building.
Betty West reveals the wartime exploits of Nancy Wake who flew
from Harrington aerodrome during WWII.
A local speaker Roger Powell M.A. who has held various positions in
heraldic and genealogical research including Debretts and Burkes
Peerage ,speaks on a History of Noble Families. (Not to be missed).
History Group Trips for 2020
Due to the risks associated with visiting popular venues and traveling in a confined coach with our generally older membership,It has been decided that our planned trips this summer will be cancelled.We are extremely sorry that this has become necessary but safety of our members and guests must come first.
Those who have booked and paid for the first trip on the 7th of May will receive a full refund by cheque (or cash if I see you) in the next couple of weeks.
Once again we are sorry to cancel these days out but we believe it is the right decision.