is the ANNUAL PROGRAMME 2021-22 which we hope to put on starting,
subject COVID restrictions, this Autumn 2021. Click
for an expanded view. Updates about this programme will be
emailed to all our Subscribers in due course.
is an entrance charge of £4 per person for each talk
short AGM followed by:
name given to Folkestone in WW1. The talk will illustrate the
reasons why Folkestone got this name, including the welcoming
of Belgian refugees, the importance of the harbour, the requisitioning
of houses for Rest Camps, the Canadians at Shorncliffe and the
Gotha Raid of 1917.
Pubs of Bridge.
- Alan Walton
former landlord of the White Horse Inn, will take us on a Pub
Crawl through the histories of the 3 pubs in Bridge. We will
learn of the characters that have frequented them and the events
that have been celebrated within their bars!
Bear and Friends - Martin
the story of Rupert Bear and his creator Mary Tourtel: The talk
will also explore the work of Smallfilms animators Oliver Postgate
and Peter Firmin including Bagpuss, Ivor the Engine and the
sent to Members only.
Christmas Social at the Red Lion
Working Lives of Women in Canterbury and Kent 1500—1700
opportunities for Tudor and Stuart women were very limited.
They could not pursue a professional career and their labour
was seen as unskilled. Nevertheless the fascinating evidence
shows the range of jobs open to women and the perils they encounterted
in entering the early modern labour market.
Masons:The Men who built the Cathedrals
- Imogen Corrigan
why and for whom did ordinary human beings build these delicate,
decorated, dazzingly high buildings? We meet the men who designed
them, ran the sites, sourced the materials and workers, whilst
creating heaven on earth all those centuries ago.
and Prints of Kent
- Ian Guy
talk will be based on the book by Samuel Ireland A
Picturesque Tour of the River Medway
published in 1793. The accompanying letterpress gives much interesting
information about Kent, shortly after the French Revolution.
- James Dickinson
story of Joan the Fair Maid of Kent, who became the first Princess
of Wales and John of Gaunt, who was called the most hated man
in England. Joan of Kent was born in 1328. This talk will cover
her life story and that of John of Gaunt, her brother-in-law.
Spring and Summer Seasonal Customs
- Geoff Doel
Kent’s Spring and Summer seasonal folk customs, including
May Garlands, Jacks in the Green, Morris dancing and many more.
The talk will be illustrated with images and folk songs.
Tolputt will take us to look at the Victorian and Edwardian
houses in the western area of Folkestone, including part of
the Leas and Holy Trinity Church which reflects the Earl of
Radnor’s ambitious ideas for the west end of "Fashionable
details to follow.