Programme of events for 2019/20
Meetings take place at St. Mary's Church Hall, Springvale unless otherwise specified
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19th 7.30pm
FRANK CUNDELL BLAKE OF WOODHAMS FARM
Speaker: - Howard Tissiman
Frank Cundell Blake bought Woodham's and Hookpit Farms in the early 1900's and sold part of the land as building plots fronting Springvale Road and Lovedon Lane so putting the steps in place that have led to the Kings Worthy that we know today.
Free entrance for all. This event is part of the Worthys Festival.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 10th 7.30pm
KINGS BARTON – THE WIDER CONTEXT
Speaker: Paul McCulloch
Paul will put the discoveries made during the Kings Barton development into a wider historical and geographical context.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th 7.30pm
THE STATUE OF LICORICIA OF WINCHESTER
Speaker: Danny Habel
Licoricia and her statue will be the focus of this talk, exploring her role in the community locally and nationally, providing an insight into the largely neglected Jewish history of Winchester.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 12th 7.30pm - CANCELLED OWING TO ELECTION
AGM & MEMBERS’ SOCIAL EVENING
THURSDAY JANUARY 9th 7.30pm
BILLY BLAKE – AVIATOR IN PEACE AND WAR
Speaker: Tony Dowland
Tony will describe Billy's early flying interests including the design and construction, at Woodhams Farm, of the Blake Bluetit aeroplane and its restoration. The second part will cover his war service during which he was Commander(Flying) at Worthy Down.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13th 7.30pm
HAMPSHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE AND ITS ROLE IN D DAY PREPARATIONS
Speaker Alan House
Alan will tell us of the involvement of the Fire Service in the preparations for D Day and of the contingent that followed the troops, protecting their supply line, as far as Berlin.
THURSDAY MARCH 12th 7.30pm
SHOPPING IN THE HIGH STREET IN THE 1940S AND 50S
Speaker: John Pitman
A good humoured and nostalgic look at shopping in an age before the Internet.
THURSDAY APRIL 16th 7.30pm
THE ROYAL VICTORIA MILITARY HOSPITAL
Speaker: Ursula Pearce
We shall find out about the history of this vast Victorian building on Southampton Water. It is hoped to follow this up with a visit.
THURSDAY MAY 14th 7.30pm
A HISTORY OF HAMPSHIRE THROUGH 10 OBJECTS
Speaker: Tony Cross
Hampshire has a long and distinguished history and this talk attempts to describe a number of those important episodes through carefully selected items that have historical importance.
THURSDAY JUNE 11th 7.30pm
Several of our members will share the findings of their personal research projects.
THURSDAY JULY 9th 7.30pm
ST JOHN’S CHARITY, WINCHESTER
Speaker: Clive Cooke
Clive, the CEO of the charity, possibly the oldest in the country, will explain how it has developed over the centuries and consider future plans.