Rissington Local History Society

Source – Breeze Newsletter

Our excellent January talk was given by David Brown on “The Grand Scuttle” in Scapa Flow in 1919 when the German Fleet was scuttled. The recovery of these vessels was extremely novel and fascinating. February’s talk on “The Mary Rose” will also be illuminating I am sure – and the recovery of the vessel in 1982 even more fascinating.

Friday 17th March 2017 7.30pm.
A Pilgrimage to Medieval Gloucestershire.
Tim Porter will recount stories of Pilgrims who thronged the roads of England during the Reformation travelling to the shrines of saints. He will illustrate with some remains in Gloucestershire, such as Hailes Abbey
Venue Little Rissington Village hall

Friday 21st April 2017 11.30 am.
Visit to Hailes Abbey The story of the “Shrine of the Holy Blood”. A tour of the Abbey followed by lunch at Hailes Fruit Farm close by. Venue: Hailes Abbey near Toddington

Friday 19th May 2017 7.30pm.
The History of Communication.
Hugh Collins will enlighten us on the various forms of communication used from the beginning of time to the present day.
A short AGM will be held at the beginning of this talk.
Venue: Little Rissington Village Hall.

Visitors Welcome £3 to include refreshments. For further information, please contact Sue Brown on 01451 820233 or spsb@hotmail.co.uk. For the visit to Hailes Abbey in April, please contact Tony Ellam on 01451 833854 or anthonyellam@btinternet.com.

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