2021 Programme of Events

The History Society’s regular Village Hall meetings were cancelled during the pandemic but we managed to make number of presentations via our YouTube channel. These are detailed below.

However, now we are BACK in the flesh.

On 28th October at 7.30pm in the Shepherdswell Village Hall, we will be launching our programme for 2022.

In addition to a run down of events planned for next year, he evening will include a number of short presentations as well as a review of what we have been up to during lock down. Click here for more information about the night.

January

An Unwanted Guest: The Polite Austrian“, was broadcast at 7.30pm on January 28th and was be followed by a Q & A session via Zoom.

The programme is based around an event involving the RAF and the Luftwaffe that occurred in a field just outside the village in 1940.

For more information and to view the presentation click here.

 

February

“The Pub Landlord” – The life of Thomas Williams, landlord of the Bricklayers Arms, 1910–1926

THOMAS WILLIAMS was licensee of the Bricklayers’ Arms and a popular member of the village community for over three decades. As well as his years in Shepherdswell, his life took him to – amongst other places – Cornwall, Lancashire, south-east Asia, and the battlefields of northern France.

John Bulaitis pieces together his biography, which is an important part of the history of the Shepherdswell community during the first decades of the twentieth century.

If you weren’t able to join John’s presentation on the day you can still watch it on our YouTube channel by clicking here. 

 

March – Thursday 25th February at 7.30pm

Our third online presentation, researched and narrated by Keith Roberts, looks at the History of Long Lane.

If you weren’t able to join Keith’s presentation on the day you can still watch it on our YouTube channel by clicking here

 

More presentations are being developed and details of these will be added to this page as they become available.

Watch this space!