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Coddington History Group, Open Meeting  
Thursday 17 October 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
This repeat is an exception to the normal repeat pattern
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Coddington History Group

Speakers Programme 2019-20. Third Thursday of the month Sept-May except December.

Thursday 17th October  2019 Jim Brightman. Charting Chipeling: The Archaeology of the Kiplin Estate. Kiplin Hall  was threatened with demolition in the 1950’s  but luckily was saved. The Charting Chipeling project was a volunteer-led archaeological investigation in its grounds. It charts the growth of an estate from its origins as medieval grange, through the dynamic expansion of the 18th century, to its height as a Victorian country seat.   

Thursday 21st November  2019  Mike Kelley. The Fall of Saxon England - Xmas 1065 to Xmas 1066. This talk came recommended to us, in it we will get to know the real character of the main characters at this crucial time in England’s history.   

16th January 2020. Kieran Lee. The Preservation of Bennerley Viaduct. This spans the Erewash Valley between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and isone of only two Wrought Iron viaducts left from the steam era of railways in Britain.  

20th February 2020. James Wright. A History of Strelley Hall. This Manor hath been the inheritance of lawyers’ Excavating a lost mediaeval manor house at Strelley Hall Nottingham. James Wright FSA is an archaeologist, historian and author. With over 20 years of professional experience he has published several books and a string of popular and academic articles concentrating on the British mediaeval and early modern periods. 

19th March 2020Jason Mordan  

Thursday 16th April 2020 Sam Millard - The Rufford Park Poachers. This is the true story of an incident that happened on the old Rufford Estate in Sherwood Forest. In October of 1851 a group of poachers from the Mansfield area were confronted by gamekeepers in the employ of the Earl of Scarborough. The resulting violent affray left many injured. One of the gamekeepers died from these injuries. The forces of law and order rounded up likely suspects and, on the thinnest of evidence, they were put before the court. The crime was manslaughter and affray. The sentence for four of the suspects was harsh, 14 years transportation. Given all of the evidence, one of those sentenced was nowhere near the scene at the time. 

Thursday 21st May 2020 TBA

In the Village Hall, Main Street starting at 7:30pm. Everyone welcome, Members FREE, non- members £2 - includes refreshments

Location Coddington Village Hall
Contact Isobel Turner
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