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12th April 2017

Murder Most Royal - Chris Blyth

Chris talks about the life and death of Edward 11, the only remaining son of Eleanor of Castile and Edward 1. Was he really murdered at Berkeley Castle?

7.30pm York Room, Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue


10th May 2017

The Klondike Goldrush - Richard Deacon

Richard will tell us all about the Klondike goldrush.  He has recently returned from Canada after researching the subject and he will tell us all about the trials and tribulations of that period of history.

7.30pm York Room, Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue


14th June 2017

Royal Mistresses - Roger Powell MA

Roger has been to the Society before and gives us another insight into the dalliances of Royalty. This time, the stories are about the Royal

Mistresses.

7.30pm York Room, Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue


12th July 2017

Factory Life in the Boot and Shoe Industry - Ruth Thomas

Ruth, a well known local historian, will depict what life was like in the boot and shoe industry for the owners of the factories and the workers who spent most of their lives in them.  

7.30pm York Room, Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue


9th August 2017

Grave Robbing - Steve Bacon

Steve has developed the character of Nehemiah Bacon. Discover how

he benefits medicine and maybe, he will disclose the sleazier side of

his trade.  Steve has taken part in several TV programmes and also has undertaken research for the Wellcome Library.  This will be a re-enactment presentation.

7.30pm York Room, Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue


13th September 2017

Do it yourself photo evening

A slightly different evening. We will be taking a look at some of the mass of photographs assembled by the Society over the years. Members are invited to bring along their photographs of the village life that perhaps have not seen the light of day for many years.

7.30pm York Room, Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue




2016 – 2017 Open Meetings


11th October 2017

Ladies in the Air Transport Auxiliary and their work during the War - Fred West

The ATA was formed at the start of WW11. The speaker picks out ten ladies and talks about their experiences. The tales are amusing, sad but all are exciting.

7.30pm York Room, Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue



8th November 2017

Music & Memories of a 1950’s Childhood - Pure Nostalgia - Polly Feeley

Polly recalls her childhood growing up in the 1950's, triggering memories of family life, the sweets we used to buy, the wireless, children’s games etc - all aided by popular songs of the day. A wonderful evening that takes you back.

7.30pm York Room, Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue



13th December 2017

 “A Seasonal Twist” Musical evening

 - Bobby Daniels

Once again the society celebrates the festive season with an evening of music, this time with entertainer Bobby Daniels.

7.30pm York Room, Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue


2018


10th January 2018

Some Lost Country Houses of Northamptonshire - Douglas Goddard

What has happened to the country houses at Billing, Overstone, Brixworth and Blakesley.  Douglas will explain.

7.30pm York Room, Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue



14th February 2018

The First Leisure Park - Ian Addis

Ian will give us the history of the first leisure park founded by Charles Wicksteed, the engineer and inventor well known for his creation of swings and slides. The park was first created for Kettering people to have somewhere to go and was world famous in the early days with the first water chute.

7.30pm York Room, Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue



14th March 2018

AGM followed by:

An American view of Northamptonshire -

 Gary Shaeffer

Gary, an American by birth, will return to talk about the many and varied connections of our county to his native land (and not just George Washington).

7.30pm York Room, Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue