Wednesday 11th November – Liz Davies, Curator of the St Neots Museum ‘Magic and Folk Medicine in Huntingdonshire’
What sort of alternative medicines did people use before the introduction of the National Health Service in 1948? And what sort of medicines and charms were available from local folk healers? This illustrated talk will include the extraordinary story of the St Neots antique dealer, herbal medicine maker and road sweeper, Alfred ‘Doc’ Rowlett.
As usual these talks are open to non-members, who should email David Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the link a few days before.
This year the social restrictions imposed due to Covid19 mean we have to hold a virtual Christmas Social this year. Our Vice Chairman, David Cozens, will talk to us about the Edison Bell Company of Huntingdon and he promises to entertain us with a range of musical entertainment from his wide collection of historical 78rpm records and recordings.
This is going to be an exciting look back at how we used to entertain ourselves with Festive music in the early 20th Century. I remember sitting down with my grandparents in their parlour with the wind up gramophone, listening to their collection of 78rpm records.
The details of how to access the Zoom Meeting will be published to all our members nearer the date.
Look out for other virtual meetings in the New Year.