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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 October 2022

7:30 pm  Village Hall

A History of Royal Fotheringhay

An illustrated talk by Douglas Goddard

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 7th December 2022

7:30 pm  Village Hall

Scenes from Northampton Past

Films shown by the Northants Film Archive Trust

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Christmas refreshments

Wednesday 15th March 2023

7:30 pm  Village Hall

The Adventures of Prince Rupert of the Rhine

An  talk by Christine Rowe

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 16th November 2022

7:30 pm  Village Hall

The History of Hallowe’en

An illustrated talk by Steve Dimmer

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 18th January 2023

7:30 pm via Zoom

People of Old Spratton

An illustrated talk by Crawford Craig & Enid Jarvis on Zoom

Free

Wednesday 17th May 2023

7:00 pm  A G M  Village Hall

7:30 pm  Speaker

Luxury Accommodation – The History of the Orient Express

A talk by Colin Rowe

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 19th October 2022

7:30 pm  Village Hall

A History of Royal Fotheringhay

An illustrated talk by Douglas Goddard

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 16th November 2022

7:30 pm  Village Hall

The History of Hallowe’en

An illustrated talk by Steve Dimmer

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 7th December 2022

7:30 pm  Village Hall

Scenes from Northampton Past

Films shown by the Northants Film Archive Trust

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Christmas refreshments

Wednesday 18th January 2023

7:30 pm via Zoom

People of Old Spratton

An illustrated talk by Crawford Craig & Enid Jarvis on Zoom

Free

Wednesday 15th March 2023

7:30 pm  Village Hall

The Adventures of Prince Rupert of the Rhine

An  talk by Christine Rowe

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 17th May 2023

7:00 pm  A G M  Village Hall

7:30 pm  Speaker

Luxury Accommodation – The History of the Orient Express

A talk by Colin Rowe

£2 members.  £3 non-members


Previous Meetings

Wednesday 24th August 2022

7 pm

The Architecture of Alexander Ellis Anderson

Guided walk in Abington with Rob Kendall

Meet at corner of Christ Church/Thursby Rd. £5 per person.   Self drive.

Book in advance with Hazel: 01604 820787

Wednesday 18th May 2022

7:30 pm  AGM  Village Hall  followed by

8:00 pm  The Glory of the Garden

An illustrated talk about Victorian and Edwardian gardens by Mike Brown

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 19th January 2022

7:30 pm via Zoom

Occupations of Old Spratton

An illustrated talk by Crawford Craig & Enid Jarvis on Zoom

Free

Wednesday 17th November 2021

8:00 pm Village Hall

By Their Dress Divided

A talk about fashion and clothing in the Civil War by Patricia Heed

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 19th May 2021

7.00 pm AGM on Zoom, followed by

7:30 pm Sportsmen who went to War: Edgar Mobbs and Walter Tull

An illustrated talk by Graham McKechnie.

Free.  Everyone welcome.

Email slhs@spratton.com to register and receive Zoom code

Monday 8th August 2022

12 noon

Summer outing to Chester House Estate.

Buffet lunch and talk about development of the site, followed by walking tour of grounds.

Self drive.  £10 per person.

Book in advance with Hazel 01604 820787

Wednesday 16th March 2022

8:00 pm Village Hall

The History of Harlestone House and Park

An illustrated talk by Martin Izzard

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 15th December 2021

8:00 pm Village Hall

Films of Old Northampton (incl. Merry Comrades) shown by the Northants Film Archive Trust

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Christmas refreshments

Wednesday 20th October 2021

8:00 pm Village Hall

Bassett-Lowke

An illustrated talk by Christine Sanderson

(An overview of Bassett-Lowke’s family and business with especial regard to 78 Derngate)

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 24th August 2022

7 pm

The Architecture of Alexander Ellis Anderson

Guided walk in Abington with Rob Kendall

Meet at corner of Christ Church/Thursby Rd. £5 per person.   Self drive.

Book in advance with Hazel: 01604 820787

Monday 8th August 2022

12 noon

Summer outing to Chester House Estate.

Buffet lunch and talk about development of the site, followed by walking tour of grounds.

Self drive.  £10 per person.

Book in advance with Hazel 01604 820787

Wednesday 18th May 2022

7:30 pm  AGM  Village Hall  followed by

8:00 pm  The Glory of the Garden

An illustrated talk about Victorian and Edwardian gardens by Mike Brown

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 16th March 2022

8:00 pm Village Hall

The History of Harlestone House and Park

An illustrated talk by Martin Izzard

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 19th January 2022

7:30 pm via Zoom

Occupations of Old Spratton

An illustrated talk by Crawford Craig & Enid Jarvis on Zoom

Free

Wednesday 15th December 2021

8:00 pm Village Hall

Films of Old Northampton (incl. Merry Comrades) shown by the Northants Film Archive Trust

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Christmas refreshments

Wednesday 17th November 2021

8:00 pm Village Hall

By Their Dress Divided

A talk about fashion and clothing in the Civil War by Patricia Heed

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 20th October 2021

8:00 pm Village Hall

Bassett-Lowke

An illustrated talk by Christine Sanderson

(An overview of Bassett-Lowke’s family and business with especial regard to 78 Derngate)

£2 members.  £3 non-members

Wednesday 19th May 2021

7.00 pm AGM on Zoom, followed by

7:30 pm Sportsmen who went to War: Edgar Mobbs and Walter Tull

An illustrated talk by Graham McKechnie.

Free.  Everyone welcome.

Email slhs@spratton.com to register and receive Zoom code

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