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.
Clerical Wars: the Coming of Anglo-Catholicism to 19th Century St Ives, David Yeandle, Professor Emeritus, Kings College, London.
David is a native of St Ives who has spend a lifetime studying medieval German literature, but this evening will bring us an illustrated version of a paper being prepared for ‘Records of Huntingdonshire’ on the very different world of clerical behaviour and public reaction in a quiet English market town with one of the great socio-religious struggles of the Victorian Age thrust upon it. How did this happen and what were the consequences are questions to be addressed.
Details of how to access the Zoom Meeting Room will be sent to all members a week prior to the meeting.
The lecture is open to all non members. If you wish to attend the online lecture please contact David Smith by email at email@example.com and he will send you the Zoom link details.