2018/2019 Meeting Schedule

Thursday December 13th 2018

King John Room, 7.30pm. ‘Pestilence’

Rosemary Hopewell

The great Pestilence of 1348. Its background; its effects on the people, the practise of farming, land prices and occupancy and Church finances.

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Thursday January 17th 2018

All Saints Church Hall, 7.30pm. ‘The timbers of Hyde Abbey’

David Spurling

Hyde Abbey in Winchester was destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII, then rebuilt in 1543 as a grand house by William Bethell. Detective work by the Hyde 900 group has revealed that the ancient timbers of its roof were reused from the old abbey.

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Roof timbers of Hyde Abbey

Thursday 21st February 2019

All Saints Church Hall, 7.30pm: ‘The Union Flag’

Malcolm Farrow

There are over 600 versions of the ‘Red White and Blue’. As President of the Flag Institute, Malcolm has unique knowledge of the history and uses of our national flag.

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Thursday 21st March 2019

All Saints Church Hall 7.30pm: Portsmouth – ‘Harlots, Dung and Glory’

Andrew Negus

The history of Portsmouth from 1100, tracing the growth of the Royal Navy and its part in making the UK the most powerful nation in the world. The many characters involved, including the inventor of the umbrella, authors, actors, admirals, kings and queens …

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Portsmouth Point