On hearing that the Christmas Social was being cancelled due to Covid restrictions, Stuart Orme kindly volunteered to talk about Christmas in the time of the Republic. Stuart’s talk, ‘Did Cromwell Ban Christmas’ is set to reveal if this was actually true or another mythical tale about the strict control that Cromwell exercised over everyone’s lives. The talk will be given via Zoom, enabling all members to join in with our festive cheer, albeit from the comfort of your own armchair. Pour yourself a drink, open up the box of mince pies and join us for an interesting evening finding out about the festive season in the 17th Century.
Details about the Zoom talk will be sent out to all our members nearer the date of the 15th.
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NAMING ELTON’S MEDIEVAL FIELDS: A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE, DR SUSAN KILBY
Dr Kilby’s paper on the medieval peasants of Wellingborough was a Midland History prize essay in 2009, but since then she has become particularly interested in the value of locality names. She is now honorary visiting fellow of the Institute of Name Studies at the University of Nottingham, an institution that bridges academic divides of Language and History. Her recent book. ‘Peasant Perspectives in the Medieval Landscape’ has been applauded for its interdisciplinary approach. For Huntingdonshire, we still depend on a place name dictionary compiled almost 100 years’ ago, something that surely needs putting right.
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The Life and Times of Reginald Grove, Victorian County Doctor: Peter Flowers
25 Year old Reginald Grove took over his father’s practice in St Ives in the 1890s. Drawing on Reginald’s diaries and letters, Peter Flower, his grandson, will describe, with lots of anecdotes, what it was like to be a country doctor, Medical Officer of Health and Medical Officer for the Workhouse in the horse-and-trap years before the First World War. Reginald continued in practice until his death in 1948, just as the NHS was being launched.
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