CCHS Program for 2018

    Carlton & Chellington Historical Society:
    Program for 2018

Unless otherwise stated, talks are held on THURSDAY evenings
in CARLTON VILLAGE HALL (The Moor, Carlton, Beds., MK43 7JR)
Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
ADMISSION: Members £2.00, Visitors £4.00.
Tea or Coffee & Biscuits between 7.30 and 8.00 pm

Talks and Visits:

Thursday February 15th
‘How to Research the History of a House’, a talk by Vicki Manners.

Thursday March 15th
This evening we will show a nostalgic documentary film called ‘Rural England’.

Thursday April 19th
Coach trip to Leicester to visit the King Richard III Centre, the Cathedral and the Guildhall. (see Notes below).

Thursday May 17th
AGM at 7.15 p.m., then at 8 p.m. a talk by Malcolm Deacon entitled ‘The Jurassic Way — An Exploration of Ancient Trackways in the Light of Recent Archaeological Findings’.

SATURDAY June 23rd
Outing in our own cars to Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire. (see Notes below).

Thursday July 19th
‘Garden History in Bedfordshire’, a talk by Corinne Price.

Thursday August 16th
The Society's Silver Jubilee Dinner, in Carlton Village Hall.

Thursday September 20th
A talk by George Carmichael about the Great War, entitled ‘The Warrior Returns’.

Thursday October 18th
‘Richard Shuttleworth and the History of the Shuttleworth Estate’, a talk by Alan Reed.

Thursday November 15th
‘William Cowper and his Hares’, a talk by Kate Bostock.

Notes on the Society's Outings in 2018:

The April coach trip to Leicester

On this trip we will visit the King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester Cathedral and the Leicester Guildhall, all of which are adjacent to each other. The coach will depart Carlton at 9 a.m. and deliver us back again at about 6.00 p.m. On arrival in Leicester we will start with the King Richard III experience; the entry fee is included in the cost, but after that you will be free to look round the Cathedral and also the Guildhall, which is a Grade 1 listed timber-framed building dating in part from 1390, now used as a museum and performance venue. There is no charge for entry to the Cathedral (though a £3 per head donation is suggested), or for the Guildhall. Optionally, you could join a daily £5 guided tour of the cathedral at 2.30 p.m. For lunch, there is a choice of the White Boar Café in the King Richard III Visitor Centre, the White Rose Café next door to the Guildhall or several other possibilities within easy walking distance.

The cost of this visit will be £30, which includes transport and entry to the King Richard III Visitor Centre. Booking forms will be available at CCHS meetings and with the March newsletter.

The June Outing to Grafton Regis

This Saturday outing will be something different! You will experience the dramatic history of Grafton Regis, with its many royal associations, on a leisurely walk through this picturesque village. On your way you will meet, in authentic costume, some of its most famous and infamous historical inhabitants. The event begins at 2.30 p.m. in the Village Hall, and includes a visit to the church of St Mary the Virgin. It concludes with afternoon tea in the Village Hall. For those who would like to make a longer day of it, there is a good pub in the village, the White Hart, where lunch may be obtained before the village tour.

We will travel in our own cars. The shortest route from Carlton to Grafton Regis is less than 20 miles, and the journey should take little more than half an hour. The cost of this visit will be £8.50, which includes the refreshments. A limited number of places is available for the visit — please book early! Booking forms will be available at meetings and with the March newsletter.

Application forms for this outing will be available at our meetings from March onwards, and will also be circulated with the March newsletter. We will travel in our own cars, and drivers with spare seats will be asked to offer them to other participants.

Links to other related information:

CCHS Home page
CCHS publications list
Printable membership application form

(This page last updated 2018-02-20)