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Our programme for lectures, walks and visits for this year is below. All members and vistors are very welcome. Please book in advance for walks and visits with the Programme Secretary at programme@sprattonhistory.org

The new programme for the forthcoming year will be announced at the AGM held annually in May and posted here immediately afterwards.

Download the popular Heritage Trail walk through the village. This can be made individually, or guided for groups by arrangement

We welcome suggestions for inclusion in future programme seasons from lecturers. Subjects preferred include key historical events in Northamptomshire or ideally on subjects concerning Spratton's and its surroundings.

To find the Village Hall in School Road on Google Maps click here


Next Meetings

Wednesday 16th May 2018

7.30 pm AGM in the Village Hall

8.00 pm Speaker

7.30 pm  AGM followed by

8.00 pm "The History of Dovecotes"

- a talk by Colin Ray

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 16th May 2018

7.30 pm AGM in the Village Hall

8.00 pm Speaker

7.30 pm  AGM followed by

8.00 pm "The History of Dovecotes"

- a talk by Colin Ray

£2 members.  £3 non members


Previous Meetings

Wednesday 14th March 2018

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

"Shakleton's Forgotten Men"

-  a talk by Debby Horsman

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 6th December 2017

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

Member's Evening

"An evening of Charles Dickens"

- a performance by Steven Dimmer

£2 members & £3 guests

Wednesday 18th October 2017

8.00 p.m. in the Village Hall

"Northampton Gaol"

 - a talk by Alan Clark

£2 members.  £3 non members

Thursday 20th July 2017

Tour of Phipps Albion Brewery

7.00 p.m

Evening tour & tasting

Cost £10 (for members and their guests)

Booking in advance essential, places limited so there may be a waiting list 

Please ring Hazel Petersen 01604 820787

Wednesday 15th March 2017

8.00 pm Village Hall

“Factory Life in the Boot and Shoe Industry

– a talk by Ruth Thomas 

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 7th December 2016

8.00 pm Village Hall

“Sherlock Holmes”  by Steve Dimmer (member of Equity and The Magic Circle)     Wine and mince pies.

£2 members.  £3 non members

Sunday 13th November 2016

10.30,   St. Andrew's Church

During the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 13 November at 10.30 at St. Andrew's Church, Spratton, the newly reburbished Roll of Honour 1914-18 will be dedicated. 17 new names have been added and relatives of these men have been invited. Please join us if you can.

Tuesday 20th September 2016

In morning

SPRATTON FESTIVAL

Guided history tour round St Andrew’s Church and churchyard

Thursday 11th August 2016

Meet DACT bus outside 35 Brixworth Road at 10.45 am

1.30 pm tour of Visitor Centre

3.00 pm tour of Cathedral

Guided tour of Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester and of Leicester Cathedral to see the royal tomb

£7.50 DACT bus. £5 entrance fees (subsidised by SLHS).

Booking in advance essential  Please ring Hazel Petersen 01604 820787

Lunch can be pre-booked at £5.95

Wednesday 25th May 2016

7.30 pm AGM in Village Hall 8.00 pm Speaker

7.30 pm AGM followed by 8.00 pm "Growing Up in 1940s and 1950s Northamptonshire" a talk by Malcolm Deacon £2 members. £3 non members .

Wednesday 17th February 2016

2016 8.00 pm Village Hall

"Charles Bradlaugh" - a talk about the controversial 19th century Northampton MP, by Liam Howley £2 members. £3 non members

Wednesday 21st February 2018

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

"The Last Naval Hero - a Local Man"

- a talk by Roy Smart

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 15th November 2017

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

"Post war Baby Boomers growing up in Brixworth"

- a talk by Mike Hermann and David Blake

£2 members.  £3 non members

Thursday 17th August 2017

Visit to Delapre Abbey

11.30   DACT bus outside 35 Brixworth Road

12.00   Delapre Abbey - for lunch at own expense

2.00     Guided Tour

Visit to newly the opened, restored Delapre Abbey, Northampton

£6.00 DACT bus (optional). £7.00 entrance fees (subsidised by SLHS) for members and their guests

Booking in advance essential.  Please ring Hazel Petersen 01604 820787

Wednesday 24th May 2017

7.30 pm AGM in Village Hall

8.00 pm Speaker

7.30 pm AGM followed by

8.00 pm “The Princess and the Gunpowder Plot”

- a talk by Malcolm Deacon 

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 15th February 2017

8.00 pm Village Hall

“Chester FarmArchaeological Exploration of a Roman Site” a talk by Sarah Bridges, County Archivist.

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 16th November 2016

8.00 pm Village Hall

Members’ Evening.  Research work done by members during the year into local history

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 19th October 2016

8.00 pm Village Hall

“History of the Royal and Derngate”  an illustrated talk by Michael Brailey of the Royal and Derngate

£2 members.  £3 non members

Sunday 11th September 2016

11.00 am and 2.00 pm

HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND

Guided tours round old Spratton. 

Meet at St Andrew’s Church

Wednesday 27th July 2016

Meet outside church at 6.15 pm

Evening guided tour of Brixworth Church at 6.30 pm

Please book in advance with Hazel Petersen 01604 820787

£2 members. £3 non members

Wednesday 16th March 2016

8.00 pm Village Hall

"By the Way to Kingsthorpe" - a talk by Kate Wills about the history of the road through Kingsthorpe £2 members. £3 non members

Wednesday 9th December 2015

2015 8.00 pm Village Hall

A Christmas entertainment: "Stories and Legends of Northamptonshire" by Steve Dimmer (member of Equity and The Magic Circle) Wine and mince pies. £2 members. £3 non members

Wednesday 14th March 2018

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

"Shakleton's Forgotten Men"

-  a talk by Debby Horsman

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 21st February 2018

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

"The Last Naval Hero - a Local Man"

- a talk by Roy Smart

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 6th December 2017

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

Member's Evening

"An evening of Charles Dickens"

- a performance by Steven Dimmer

£2 members & £3 guests

Wednesday 15th November 2017

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

"Post war Baby Boomers growing up in Brixworth"

- a talk by Mike Hermann and David Blake

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 18th October 2017

8.00 p.m. in the Village Hall

"Northampton Gaol"

 - a talk by Alan Clark

£2 members.  £3 non members

Thursday 17th August 2017

Visit to Delapre Abbey

11.30   DACT bus outside 35 Brixworth Road

12.00   Delapre Abbey - for lunch at own expense

2.00     Guided Tour

Visit to newly the opened, restored Delapre Abbey, Northampton

£6.00 DACT bus (optional). £7.00 entrance fees (subsidised by SLHS) for members and their guests

Booking in advance essential.  Please ring Hazel Petersen 01604 820787

Thursday 20th July 2017

Tour of Phipps Albion Brewery

7.00 p.m

Evening tour & tasting

Cost £10 (for members and their guests)

Booking in advance essential, places limited so there may be a waiting list 

Please ring Hazel Petersen 01604 820787

Wednesday 24th May 2017

7.30 pm AGM in Village Hall

8.00 pm Speaker

7.30 pm AGM followed by

8.00 pm “The Princess and the Gunpowder Plot”

- a talk by Malcolm Deacon 

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 15th March 2017

8.00 pm Village Hall

“Factory Life in the Boot and Shoe Industry

– a talk by Ruth Thomas 

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 15th February 2017

8.00 pm Village Hall

“Chester FarmArchaeological Exploration of a Roman Site” a talk by Sarah Bridges, County Archivist.

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 7th December 2016

8.00 pm Village Hall

“Sherlock Holmes”  by Steve Dimmer (member of Equity and The Magic Circle)     Wine and mince pies.

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 16th November 2016

8.00 pm Village Hall

Members’ Evening.  Research work done by members during the year into local history

£2 members.  £3 non members

Sunday 13th November 2016

10.30,   St. Andrew's Church

During the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 13 November at 10.30 at St. Andrew's Church, Spratton, the newly reburbished Roll of Honour 1914-18 will be dedicated. 17 new names have been added and relatives of these men have been invited. Please join us if you can.

Wednesday 19th October 2016

8.00 pm Village Hall

“History of the Royal and Derngate”  an illustrated talk by Michael Brailey of the Royal and Derngate

£2 members.  £3 non members

Tuesday 20th September 2016

In morning

SPRATTON FESTIVAL

Guided history tour round St Andrew’s Church and churchyard

Sunday 11th September 2016

11.00 am and 2.00 pm

HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND

Guided tours round old Spratton. 

Meet at St Andrew’s Church

Thursday 11th August 2016

Meet DACT bus outside 35 Brixworth Road at 10.45 am

1.30 pm tour of Visitor Centre

3.00 pm tour of Cathedral

Guided tour of Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester and of Leicester Cathedral to see the royal tomb

£7.50 DACT bus. £5 entrance fees (subsidised by SLHS).

Booking in advance essential  Please ring Hazel Petersen 01604 820787

Lunch can be pre-booked at £5.95

Wednesday 27th July 2016

Meet outside church at 6.15 pm

Evening guided tour of Brixworth Church at 6.30 pm

Please book in advance with Hazel Petersen 01604 820787

£2 members. £3 non members

Wednesday 25th May 2016

7.30 pm AGM in Village Hall 8.00 pm Speaker

7.30 pm AGM followed by 8.00 pm "Growing Up in 1940s and 1950s Northamptonshire" a talk by Malcolm Deacon £2 members. £3 non members .

Wednesday 16th March 2016

8.00 pm Village Hall

"By the Way to Kingsthorpe" - a talk by Kate Wills about the history of the road through Kingsthorpe £2 members. £3 non members

Wednesday 17th February 2016

2016 8.00 pm Village Hall

"Charles Bradlaugh" - a talk about the controversial 19th century Northampton MP, by Liam Howley £2 members. £3 non members

Wednesday 9th December 2015

2015 8.00 pm Village Hall

A Christmas entertainment: "Stories and Legends of Northamptonshire" by Steve Dimmer (member of Equity and The Magic Circle) Wine and mince pies. £2 members. £3 non members

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