2023-2024 Society Programme


Sawley & District Historical Society: 2023 – 2024 Programme

Meetings held in All Saints’ Church Hall at 7.30 pm

28th Sept: ‘The Life & Adventures of Henry Walker RN’
The ever-entertaining Stephen Flinders relates the extraordinary life of yet another his

26th October: ‘Kedleston and The Curzons’
A representative of National Trust talks about the Hall and the family.

23rd November: ‘The Wars of the Roses
Gareth Howell talks about one of the most important periods in our country’s history.

December: No meeting

25th January: ‘The River Trent, from Source to Sea’
Our chairman takes us on a journey from Biddulph to the Humber, looking at places and
people en-route, and ‘our’ river’s place in the industrial, leisure and social history of our
nation. The meeting will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting

22nd February: ‘A Roman Empire Soldier’
Jed Jaggard makes a welcome return, appropriately as a Roman Soldier, who could have visited
Sawley’s Roman Fort.

28th March: ‘Inspiring Slavic Sisters’
The lives of Slavic women, including Catherine the Great, and how they coped with marriage,
work, revolution and war, related by Dr. Cathy McAteer

25th April: ‘Medieval Pilgrimage’
Actor Tony Perkins dresses in period costume to explain the ‘who’, ‘why’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ of
a Medieval Pilgrim.

23rd May: ‘French Napoleonic Prisoners of War in the East Midlands’
Speaker Brian Stone describes how captured French soldiers were treated in our area during
the Napoleonic War.

Visitors are welcome at all meetings.
Membership fee: £12 per year plus £2 per meeting. Visitor fee £5 per meeting
For further information tel: 01332 850321

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