Downham Market Lecture Society Programme

2017-18

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE FOR THE LECTURE SOCIETY HAS CHANGED TO THE HERITAGE SOCIETY AT 'THE OLD FIRE STATION', PRIORY ROAD, DOWNHAM MARKET PE38 9TS

AUTUMN TERM 2017

Royal Wills in Britain

Starting on October 4th at 10 am there will be a series of 6 talks by Michael Nash. Michael is a royal and constitutional historian and he will , by referring to Royal wills , offer a different insight into the Royal Family. Heirlooms and properties willed according to the wishes of the donor can tell us much about the personal dynamics of the Royal Family. The wills also offer insights into the lives of some of the lesser royals.

We invite you to join us in the next set of lectures and hope you will be impressed by the facilities and location at the Old Fire Station which should prove to be a most convenient and accessible base for the Lecture Society. The series of 6 lectures costs £ 27 for standard and £ 24 for concessions.

SPRING TERM 2018

MYTHS & LEGENDS OF THE FENS

Presented by Maureen James talks include the legend of King Canute,Hereward & Black Dog,The Littleport & Downham riots as retold by W H Barrett of Brandon Creek, rural tales of Toadmen,Ghost & witches

The first of ten weekly 90 minute lectures start at 2p.m. on Wednesday 10th of January 2018 at Downham Market Heritage Centre,Priory Road. Fees are £45 and £40 for concessions.

As previously we arrange a varied programme where course work is optional - just come along and enjoy the lectures!

The fees are payable on the first night of the lecture courses by cheque or cash (no cards accepted)

Downham Market Lecture Society is committed to offering its members excellent courses in a wide range of topics. If you are an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic speaker who can deliver a series of lectures or a 'one-off' topic please contact us.

Anna Denny, Chairman of DMLS.

Telephone 01366 382455 or email adenny@btinternet.com