Programme 2010 - 2011 Researching Rutland	Registered Charity No 700273 Rutland Local History & Record Society
Our regular meetings will now be held on the third Wednesday of each month. The November meeting, the George Phillips Awards, the Bryan Matthews Lecture and the Tennants lecture differ from the above. Wednesday April 20th - 7.30 pm Rutland County Museum The Leicestershire Yeomanry at Frezenberg, May 1915 - Colonel Hugh Boscawen Wednesday May 18th - 7.30 pm Rutland County Museum - RLHRS AGM Followed by a talk - 'Medieval Pilgrimage in Leicestershire and Rutland' - Peter Liddle Over the last 30 years an increasing number of medieval pilgrim souvenirs have come to light. The talk will show what light can be shed on where local pilgrims went and delve into the background of pilgrimage locally, nationally and internationally. Saturday 4th June - Guided Historical Walk – Normanton, Edith Weston and Rutland Water - Part of Rutland Walking Festival 2011 Leaders: Sheila Sleath & Robert Ovens Start at 2.00pm. Meet at The Crazy Fox Café, Normanton ‘pay-and-display’ Car Park, South Shore, Rutland Water. A five mile guided historical walk exploring Edith Weston and what remains of Normanton Hall, Park and Estate, the former seat of the Earls of Ancaster. Terrain: Public footpaths across fields, tarmac roads and footpaths, some stiles, mainly flat, may be muddy in places. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. Note that booking is not required and will take place regardless of weather conditions.
Wednesday June 15th - 7.30 pm Rutland County Museum Rutland and The Civil War - Dr Andrew Hopper 'Colonel Thomas Waite, Parliamentarian Governor of Rutland during the Civil War' The talk will examine Waite's position within the infighting that beset the parliamentarian coalition and his role in the trial and execution of Charles I. Drawing from contemporary newsbooks and tracts, Andrew  will discuss Waite's reputation among contemporaries, as well as royalist reactions to his military rule and role in the regicide.   Saturday August 6th - 7.30 pm Oakham Castle The Tennants Lecture - Diane Sinnott “Arts and Crafts Style” The talk will cover some exponents of the Arts and Crafts movement and will include William Morris, Alfred and Louise Powell, Gimson and the Barnsley’s. Tennants recently sold eight pieces of furniture by Sidney Barnsley which had been made for Percy Dearmer and his wife at Oakridge Lynch. The family also owned Morris fabric, a Hugh Baillie Scott “Manxman” piano and metal-ware designed by Gimson. Diane started her working life in salerooms at sixteen as a porter at Christie's, South Kensington. She has subsequently worked for a number of different national and regional auctioneers, firstly as a porter then as a trainee valuer, before joining Tennants in 2002. She graduated from Southampton Institute of Higher Education with BA Honours in Fine Arts Valuation in 1996 and went onto qualify as a Chartered Surveyor in Chattels in 2000. Her main interests are Arts and Crafts furniture and design of the 20th Century. Diane is a member of the Decorative Arts Society. She writes and lectures regularly on all aspects of the Decorative Arts. Saturday 10th September - Guided Historical Walk - Leaders: Sheila Sleath & Robert Ovens Braunston in Rutland towards Withcote, Leighfield and Brooke Start at 2.00 pm. Meet at All Saints Church, Braunston Terrain: Roads, footpaths with stiles, and fields which may be muddy in places. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. A six mile guided historical walk exploring this historic area once covered by the Forest of Rutland. It includes part of the route taken by Mary Queen of Scots as a prisoner on her last journey alive from Withcote in Leicestershire, through Rutland to to Fotheringhay in Northamptonshire in 1586. We will also be walking along the banks of the River Gwash and there will be an opportunity to inspect the wall paintings at Braunston Church. Note that booking is not required and will take place regardless of weather conditions.