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A brief outline of our next talks:

 

Friday 15 SeptemberPilgrimage to Medieval Gloucestershire

presented by Tim Porter

Here was a classic pilgrimage landscape, with saints and shrines to suit every taste! One could shed a tear for Kenelm, the boy martyr of Mercia, feel awestruck by the authentic Blood of Christ at Hailes Abbey, or share a nation’s guilt before the tomb of murdered Edward II. But one could also discover the more obscure holy places – sacred springs, ancient roads, and echoes of cults from before Christ. “

Tim is well known to many of our members and is in popular demandamong history societies. He lectures also for the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Friday 20 October: Folklore and Folksongs of Warwickshire and Worcestershire’

presented by Dr. Richard Churchley

A selection of songs and folklore from the two counties. Some serious songs, some comic, from different eras. The evening’s emphasis on fun and audience participation. Bring you singing voice!