Nominations for the Annual Joan Elding Prize are now invited.
A prize of £440 for individuals or organisations, awarded for the best contribution to the Counties Archaeology or Heritage during the past year.
This is the monthly events listing for May of talks and activities organised by the county’s local history and archaeology societies. Click either button to view the listing:
Newsletter Spring 2022
The societies latest newsletter is available online
(and can be downloaded) Here
Saturday June 11th 2:30pm: John Hampden and the Battle of Chalgrove
Speaker: Derek Lester
Derek Lester will show how our knowledge of the Battle of Chalgrove and of John Hampden’s death and funeral depends on Clarendon’s ‘History of the Great Rebellion’ and Lord Nugent’s ‘Memorials of John Hampden.’ Derek argues that these accounts, written many years after the events, have misled students of the English Civil War. Derek will show how Clarendon’s original diaries, preserved in the Bodleian Library, give a very different version of these critical events.
Bucks Local History Network
Shopping in Buckinghamshire – From medieval market places to modern retail parks
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The 2022 BLHN conference is in the planning stage for October 1st, in Aylesbury. With the focus on the evolution of Education in Buckinghamshire.
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Thursday 13 May 2022, ZOOM 7.15 (for 7.30)pm:
In search of a Holy Well at Old Linslade
– speaker: Paul Tate
The existence of a Holy Well at Old Linslade is well documented, its location is not. An interesting structure has been uncovered, the nearby canal is not helping the excavation.
Register for this meeting (Zoom) Here (we will send you the invitation)