Category Archives: History

History (monthly)

Regular History talks arranged by Janet Palmer

Talks are usually held on the FIRST Wednesday morning of the month.
  • Venue: Walton Village Hall
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time: 10.00 am-12.00 noon
  • Admission £2 (to cover the cost of speakers and the hire of the hall)
  • Tea, Coffee and biscuits are available for 20p per person

 

      All Phoenix members are welcome to attend.

       No booking necessary

     PROGRAMME OF SPEAKERS 

  • Wednesday 5 September –  Meet the Pagets

            An illustrated talk by Richard Stone

 This is an introduction to the Paget family, Lords of the Manor of Burton-on-            Trent  and  Beaudesert on Cannock Chase with tales of heroism, treason and …   scandal!

  • Wednesday 3 October –Hotel with a Famous Guest List

            A talk by John Butterworth

The hotel in question is the Lion Hotel in Shrewsbury and John tells the story of this       amazing hotel through the many characters who have stayed there including Charles   Dickens, Charles Darwin, Niccolo Paganini and Benjamin Disraeli.

  • Wednesday 7 NovemberThe Victorian Lady and the Changing Shape of Fashion

            A powerpoint presentation by Judy Common

   A look at the fashion of the Victorian era from the perspective of Mrs. Jones the               Victorian Dressmaker. This is a character presentation using replica costumes.

 

  Wednesday 1 August:   Outing to Uppingham and                       Rockingham Castle- FULLY BOOKED!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

                            

 

                                                                       

                                                                   

 

 

Many of our members enjoyed an outing to the charming town of Uppingham and Rockingham Castle, on Wednesday August 1st 2018.

 

Many thanks to Jim Bergin for the photographs in the following slideshow.

 

 

 

 

 

The History Group outings are always popular and the visit to Broughton Castle, Banbury, Oxon.  was no exception.

Following a lunch stop at Banbury, the group enjoyed a tour of Broughton Castle, a moated and fortified manor house which was built in 1306.

Many thanks to Janet and David Palmer for organising the outing and to Jim Bergin for the following  photographs.

Please click on each photograph to enlarge

History outing to Arley Hall & Gardens Wednesday 6th August 2014

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Many thanks to Janet Palmer for organising an outing to Arley Hall & Gardens.
We enjoyed the delightful gardens in the sunshine, an informative tour of Arley Hall, a visit to the chapel and a delicious lunch in the Tudor Barn Restaurant.

 

For folks who were unable to join us on the trip, check out the website:

 http://www.arleyhallandgardens.com/

Disney Channel to make first UK production and its chosen Arley as its location.

 

Evermoor, about an American teen who is uprooted from her city home in the US for a new start in England, will be filmed at Arley Hall. It will be produced by Liverpool-based Lime Pictures, the company behind Hollyoaks and The Only Way is Essex. Due to air this autumn, it will be the first UK production to be shown on the Disney Channel.

 

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 DSCF7340DSCF7341DSCF7347Ruth and Betty relaxing in the sunshine

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Rose Gwilt

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St. Mary’s chapelDSCF7357 Continue reading History outing to Arley Hall & Gardens Wednesday 6th August 2014