Programme 2022/2023

Next year’s programme is out! Detail of the individual talks will be added later, but here they are. All will be at St Mary’s Centre.

8 September 2022 David Burnell makes a welcome return, to talk about The Festival of Britain 1951.

13 October 2022 Bob Redmond will tell us about Elstree Studios, Britain’s Hollywood.

10 November 2022 Trevor Barnes will cover Cold War Espionage at Ruislip.

8 December 2022 will see us return to a well-loved event: members are invited to Bring and Tell – bring along an object of significance to them, and tell us (in about 10 minutes) what it is, and why it’s important.

12 Jan 2023 Dr John Taylor, Curator, Ancient Egypt and Funerary Archaeology at the British Museum, will reveal just some of what the Museum holds and what it means.

9 Feb 2023 Lee Prosser will speak about Croxley Great Barn, and others from the time of Abbot John Moote.

9 March 2023 Helen George will cover Retail in Watford during the First World War.

13 April 2023 Nick Hill will tell us the story behind the last coal deliveries (by boat) to Croxley Paper Mill in 1970. It’s not often that we can hear about historic events from someone who was actually involved, and we’ll try a new format: Nick will be interviewed by Fabian Hiscock.

11 May 2023 Emma Tetlow will talk on archaeological finds by the HS2 project, and trace Hillingdon’s Hidden History from them.

And on 8 June, our own Dr Heather Falvey will speak about The Grove and its owners from about 1500 to 1700.

Plenty coming up for us to enjoy- and learn from!

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