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Clerk: Mrs Samantha Hosking
2 The Terrace, Biddlesden
Brackley, Northamptonshire
NN13 5TR

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Syresham History Society

The History Society meet on the 1st Tuesday in the month, 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. at the Village Hall:-

Syresham and District History Society Programme for 2017

Visitors and new members welcome to join us for the year, or for single meetings

Annual Membership £12.00; individual meetings £3.00, Raffle prize each month.

January 3rd

The History of the Privy Chris Bazeley returns to entertain us with some tales about what is often the smallest, but probably the most frequently visited room in or outside the house!

February 7th

The Wind that Shakes the Barley – Film, directed in 2006 by Ken Loach; this fictional story is of two brothers who join the IRA to fight a guerrilla war against British Forces during the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War in the 1920s. Featuring Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham

March 7th

Life with My father, Eric MorecambeGail Stuart will tell us of her life with famous comedian Eric Morecambe, and give an insight into his work alongside Ernie Wise from 1941 until his death in 1984. We will combine with other local groups for this special evening.

April 4th

A day in the life of Time TeamPaul Blinkhorn was due to visit us in 2016 but he was called away to other work. As an archaeologist he was involved with Channel 4's Time Team programmes – he will talk about how the programmes were put together and how the research was carried out. He is a specialist in archaeology across the Midlands.

May 2nd

The Secrets and Scandals of Canons Ashby, Laura Malpas works for the National Trust based at Canons Ashby. She will tell us about some of the innermost secrets of that wonderful house.

Saturday May 20th 2017 – John Braybrook will lead what will be his very last programme of visits to four Churches of significance. This time, Brixworth, Rothwell, Geddington and Warkton, all in the east of Northants. Travel by own cars – details to be confirmed.

June 6th

The Can Can - David Price – David will share with us, the story of this high-energy dance, popular in music halls from the 1840s, continuing in popularity in French cabaret to this day. It is traditionally associated with a chorus line of female dancers. The main features of the dance are the high kicks, splits and cartwheels – willing volunteers on the night are welcome!

Cropredy HS visit to Syresham Thursday 15th June 2017 10.30 a.m. and a light lunch at VH

TBC June Canons Ashby visit As a follow up to the recent talk about Canons Ashby, we will make a visit to this National Trust house. Own cars and lifts available. NT members have free entry.

July 4th

Sweet Memories but don't get me started on Wagon Wheels – Kevin Varty - a chance to reminisce about childhood sweets and chocolates and perhaps to sample some old favourites?

August 2nd

Woodford Halse visit – we will be hosted by Woodford History Group for a visit to the village and to learn about its role in the railway age.Own cars from VH to arrive 7.00 p.m.

September 5th

The Life and Times of Agatha Christie Steve Dimmer from Northampton visits Syresham to talk about the life and work of this most prodigious crime writer.

TBC Sept

October 3rd

AGM and Quiz or short presentation – details to be decided

TBC Oct 14th?

Society Exhibition – village hall. Subject to be decided

November 7th

It's a girl's Life in the Army, Gillian CaneGillian is making a return visit to Syresham, following her interesting talk about the Sitwell family. This time we will find out about the contributions made by women to the Second World War.

December 6th

Christmas Theme – details yet to be finalised