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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 19th February 2020

8.00 pm Village Hall

“The History and Development of Abington Park”

A talk by David Shrewsbury

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 20th May 2020

7.30 pm AGM in Village Hall

8.00 pm “The Glory of the Garden”

A talk by Mike Brown 

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 18th March 2020

8.00 pm Village Hall

“The Eleanor Crosses”

A talk by Chris Rowe

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 19th February 2020

8.00 pm Village Hall

“The History and Development of Abington Park”

A talk by David Shrewsbury

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 18th March 2020

8.00 pm Village Hall

“The Eleanor Crosses”

A talk by Chris Rowe

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 20th May 2020

7.30 pm AGM in Village Hall

8.00 pm “The Glory of the Garden”

A talk by Mike Brown 

£2 members.  £3 non members


Previous Meetings

Wednesday 11th December 2019

8.00 pm Village Hall

Theatres and Entertainment in Northampton

A talk by Rob Kendall.  Wine and mince pies.

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 16th October 2019

8.00 pm Village Hall

“The History of Folk Music”

Andrew Castley and 7 live performers

 £2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 24th July 2019

7:00 pm  Ghosts and Spectres of Old Northampton

Guided tour with Ruth Thomas

£3 per person.   Meet outside Guildhall, Northampton

Book in advance: 01604 820787

Wednesday 20th March 2019

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

“Boudicca

A talk by Chris Carr 

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 5th December 2018

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

Yule Be Surprised

by Steve Dimmer (member of Equity and The Magic Circle)

Wine and mince pies.

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 17th October 2018

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

“Medieval Northampton”

 A talk by Ruth Thomas

 £2 members.  £3 non members

 

 

Wednesday 18th July 2018

6.45 pm outside the Guildhall, Northampton

J Trail – Northampton’s Jewish heritage

6.45 pm guided tour lasting 1hr 30 mins

£8 per person.   Meet outside Guildhall, Northampton

Book in advance: 01604 820787

 

Wednesday 20th November 2019

8.00 pm Village Hall

“Kinky Boots”

A talk by Steve Pateman

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 28th August 2019

2:00 pm  Visit to Stanford Hall

Visit to Stanford Hall, near Swinford, Leicestershire LE17 6DH.   Self drive. Meet in forecourt for guided tour of house and garden at 2 pm. Café available for afternoon tea if required . Food to be ordered in advance.

£5 per person (this includes SLHS subsidy of £3.50)

Book in advance: 01604 820787

Wednesday 15th May 2019

7.30 pm  AGM in the Village Hall

8.00  Speaker

7.30 pm AGM followed by

8.00 pm “A Working Canal Family”

A talk by Barry Watson 

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 20th February 2019

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

“Another Icarus”

A talk by Roy Smart

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 14th November 2018

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

“The Northampton Suffragettes and Suffragists”

A talk by John Buckell

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 29th August 2018

2.30 pm at Holdenby House

Visit to Holdenby House with guided tour of house 2.30 pm.

Café available for lunch /tea if required and access to gardens included.  

£7 per person (this includes SLHS subsidy of £3)

Park in stable yard and meet for tour by the Tea Room.

Book in advance: 01604 820787

Wednesday 23rd 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 11th December 2019

8.00 pm Village Hall

Theatres and Entertainment in Northampton

A talk by Rob Kendall.  Wine and mince pies.

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 20th November 2019

8.00 pm Village Hall

“Kinky Boots”

A talk by Steve Pateman

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 16th October 2019

8.00 pm Village Hall

“The History of Folk Music”

Andrew Castley and 7 live performers

 £2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 28th August 2019

2:00 pm  Visit to Stanford Hall

Visit to Stanford Hall, near Swinford, Leicestershire LE17 6DH.   Self drive. Meet in forecourt for guided tour of house and garden at 2 pm. Café available for afternoon tea if required . Food to be ordered in advance.

£5 per person (this includes SLHS subsidy of £3.50)

Book in advance: 01604 820787

Wednesday 24th July 2019

7:00 pm  Ghosts and Spectres of Old Northampton

Guided tour with Ruth Thomas

£3 per person.   Meet outside Guildhall, Northampton

Book in advance: 01604 820787

Wednesday 15th May 2019

7.30 pm  AGM in the Village Hall

8.00  Speaker

7.30 pm AGM followed by

8.00 pm “A Working Canal Family”

A talk by Barry Watson 

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 20th March 2019

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

“Boudicca

A talk by Chris Carr 

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 20th February 2019

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

“Another Icarus”

A talk by Roy Smart

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 5th December 2018

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

Yule Be Surprised

by Steve Dimmer (member of Equity and The Magic Circle)

Wine and mince pies.

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 14th November 2018

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

“The Northampton Suffragettes and Suffragists”

A talk by John Buckell

£2 members.  £3 non members

Wednesday 17th October 2018

8.00 pm in the Village Hall

“Medieval Northampton”

 A talk by Ruth Thomas

 £2 members.  £3 non members

 

 

Wednesday 29th August 2018

2.30 pm at Holdenby House

Visit to Holdenby House with guided tour of house 2.30 pm.

Café available for lunch /tea if required and access to gardens included.  

£7 per person (this includes SLHS subsidy of £3)

Park in stable yard and meet for tour by the Tea Room.

Book in advance: 01604 820787

Wednesday 18th July 2018

6.45 pm outside the Guildhall, Northampton

J Trail – Northampton’s Jewish heritage

6.45 pm guided tour lasting 1hr 30 mins

£8 per person.   Meet outside Guildhall, Northampton

Book in advance: 01604 820787

 

Wednesday 23rd 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

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