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Next talk: 28th October 2016.

October 18, 2016

The next WAS talk on the 28th October is: 

Caring for the poor 1650-1800: A case study of Ashwell

David says:

During the 17th and 18th centuries parishes were responsible for their poor.  Responses to the plight of the poor took many forms including almshouses, workhouses and pensions.  This talk will illustrate how the Overseers of the Poor in Ashwell responded to the needs of parishioners.


Change of lecture

October 13, 2016

Unfortunately, Tim cannot make Friday but luckily, Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews from North Herts has stepped in.  It should be an excellent talk.



Updated events

October 5, 2016

The lecture schedule for 2016/2017 has been posted on the “Schedule of Events” page, and news about the forthcoming conference now has its own page.

The next pottery group meeting is on Monday 24th October.  Please contact Clare Lewis if you wish to come.

July 28, 2012

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