History at Home: winter talks by local history group

15 September 2020

The Friends of Charnwood Museum are staging monthly talks on a variety of historical subjects, each with a local flavour.

Talks take place on Wednesdays at 7.30 pm and will be held virtually via Zoom.  They are Free to view at present.

Call Charnwood Museum on 01509 233754 or email museum@charnwood.gov.uk  for the secure link to each talk.

(Please note that due to restricted opening hours, you must contact the Museum a few days prior to each event.)

The talks are as follows:

The History of Women in the Police Force… a Fair Cop

Wednesday September 16, 7:30pm

Host: Helen Reid

An ancestor of Helen’s husband was the first policewoman in London, so along with this personal connection and an insight into her working life, Helen will take the Friends on a fascinating journey!

Digging the dirt… Archaeology

Wednesday October 21, 7:30pm 

Host: Martin Tingle

Join the Friends of Charnwood Museum as they look at Archaeology through the eyes of an archaeologist in five stages. It is a humorous, down to earth talk, from the early archaeologists to modern day with regards to Martin’s own career.

Witches in Leicestershire

Wednesday November 18, 7:30pm

Host: Sandy Leong

A witchcraft craze swept through England starting in the mid 1500’s and Leicestershire was no exception in having witches living in their communities. There are records of witches in Walton on the Wolds, Ashby de la Zouch & other places. Trials and executions were held in Husband Bosworth and a high profile case surrounded Belvoir Castle.