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


  • 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!































































































































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