Local History Group

Lavendon Village History Group

Lavendon has its own History Group (part of the Lavendon Old Peoples Welfare Committee). The Group has a meeting every month or two to listen to a speaker, usually on a topic of local or general historical interest. Although these talks are organized by the Old Folks, they are always of broad interest to a wider audience, and normally include a slideshow.

The talks are open to anyone, regardless of age, and are usually held on a Monday afternoon starting at 2pm in the Lavendon Village Hall. There is a charge of £2 for all visitors and members. This goes towards the cost of speakers as well as for the tea and biscuits that are always included.

Calendar of Meetings for 2017, normally at 2pm in the Lavendon Village Hall:

NB Please check nearer the date in case of any changes.

30 January – Kevin Varty

Northamptonshire Murders and Mysteries
Two intriguing murders and a ghost story

20 March – Dorothy Jamieson

From Stowe to Sheringham
An illustrated talk on the gardeners Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton

22 May – Kevin Varty

Exploring Churchyards – the Lost Language of Headstones
The A to Z of headstone symbolism

03 July – Polly Feeley

Music and Memories from a 1950’s Childhood
Pure Nostalgia

08 August – Afternoon Trip to Elton Hall

Book with Ralph on 01234 712743

16 October – John Tusting

The History of Leather

27 November – Dianne Bell

Festive Fun at the National Trust – An informative talk by an experienced NT volunteer.

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Calendar of Past Meetings for 2016:

25 January 2016 – Ruth Thomas

Entertainment in Northampton 1850-1970

21 March – Kevin Varty

Joined at the Hippo – the Life and Music of Flanders and Swann

23 May – Amanda Picard

Make Do and Mend

27 June – Dusty Roades – Sorry, Cancelled!

Country Superstitions

26 July – Coach Outing

Visit to Broughton Castle, near Banbury

26 September – Tony Boullemier

A Little Book of Monarchs

17 October –  Ruth Thomas

Coaches, Carriages and Canals: Northampton and Communications

21 November – Kevin Varty

Radio Days

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Calendar of Past Meetings for 2015:

26 January 2015 – Kevin Varty

Sweet Memories or Don’t Get Me Started on Wagon Wheels

23 March – Vic Botterill

The Nursery Rhyme Detective

25 May – Dusty Roades

Country Customs

29 June – Kevin Varty

Who was Harry? Trench Art Revisited

29 July – Coach Outing to Deene Park, Northamptonshire

28 September – Amanda Picard

Subterranean Secrets

19 October – Vic Botterill

A Christmas Cracker

23 November – Kate Wills

Christmas in the Trenches


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