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June Meeting

The Red Cross Story in Peterborough

Jane Hogg

How did the Red Cross movement begin? What did the Red Cross do in Peterborough in the two world wars? What does it do nowadays? Jane Hogg, Casework Volunteer at the British Red Cross Refugee Support in Peterborough, also talks about the work in her section.

June 6th
7.30 pm
Werrington Parish Village Centre
All Welcome
Guests £3
Comming up 2019 Programme

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May Meeting

The History of Peakirk

Dr Avril Lumley-Prior

Peakirk is a fen-edge settlement that takes its name from St.Pega (Pega’s Church).
The talk unveils Peakirk’s story revealing more of Peakirk’s diverse and secret heritage.

May 2nd
7.30 pm
Werrington Parish Village Centre
All Welcome
Guests £3
Comming up 2019 Programme

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April Meeting

The Private Life of
Oliver Cromwell

Stuart Orme

Who was Oliver Cromwell? Soldier, Statesman, Lord Protector?
This talk looks at Cromwell as a person, his family and explodes some of the myths about him, focusing a little less on the traditional approach of his career as a soldier and politician, and allows the audience to uncover some of the controversies about his life and see him “warts and all”.

April 4th
7.30 pm
Werrington Parish Village Centre
All Welcome
Guests £3
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March Meeting

The Russell family
of Thornaugh

Peter Morrell

The story begins in 1505 when 19 year old John Russell rescued the Spanish Princess Joan the Mad and her husband Phillip the Handsome from a near shipwreck. Subsequently presented at the court of Henry the seventh, he became the best friend of the Kng’s son , who later as Henry the eighth ennobled Russell and thus began the dynasty of the Dukedom of Bedford.
An amazing romp through the 16th century to the present day including the civil war and the draining of the fens.

March 7th
7.30 pm
Werrington Village Centre
All Welcome
Guests £3
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February meeting

The Must Farm Discoveries

Mark Knight

A talk on arguably one of the most exciting Archeological finds ever made in Peterborough.
Dubbed “The Pompeii of the Fens” by the National press, the 3000 year old finds at the excavation at Must Farm is one of the most important not just in the UK but in Europe.
Frozen in time the remains of a Bronze Age people, their dwellings, boats, tools and clothing have been uncovered.
Our speaker Mark Knight was the lead archeologist on the project.

7 February
7.30 pm
Werrington Village Centre
All Welcome
Guests £3

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January meeting in a change to the previously advertised programme

The Villages of Peterborough

by Rita McKenzie

A fascinating pictorial journey around the villages that you may be familiar with but the talk produces more than a few surprises along the way

3 January 7.30 pm
Werrington Village Centre
All Welcome
Guests £3

Trevor Pearce’s talk on The Story of Thorpe Road will now be in October.

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December meeting Christmas party:

The History of the Ukulele

Spalding Ukulele Orchestra

After a highly entertaining visit last year Spalding Ukulele Orchestra are returning to provide musical entertainment alongside the Christmas Party.

6th December at 7.30

Werrington Village Centre

All Welcome

Guests £2.50

Please bring some finger food, cut up on a plate to share
and own drink and glass.

Comming up 2018/2019 Programme