History Group- Monthly

Group Leader; David Wilkinson

Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month, except August. The fee of £2 will apply and all members are welcome. Refreshments 30p

Wednesday 4th May: Collecting Nuts and Cleaning the Drains; labourservices owned by the bishop’s tenants in and around Walton in the 1920’s

Dr Nigel Tringham will be talking about a survey of Episcopal manors commissioned by Walter Langton in 1926.

Wednesday 1st June: The Brewers Sting: How thw Queen was trapped at Chartley Manor.Trevor Fisher: An ullistrated talk. There are many unresolved issues about the events which led to the arrest of Mary Queen of Scots for high treason at Tixall, Staffordshire.

Wednesday 6th July: 1940 Diary

Glynis Gayton, A reading from a 1940 dairy.

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.






Broughton Castle and Banbury, August 2015

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.

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


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:


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


Rose Gwilt

DSCF7348DSCF7353DSCF7336DSCF7337 Jenny Barrett and friends enjoyed lunch in the Tudor Barn RestaurantDSCF7355DSCF7350DSCF7349DSCF7356

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