Season Cancelled

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As now seems inevitable, but highly unlikely only a few weeks ago, the talks for April and May will have to be cancelled. Here is a letter from Marilyn Wilton-Smith, Chair of the History Sopciety. Dear All I think it … Continued

THE BLACK DEATH IN TITCHFIELD

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More morbid thoughts about mass epidemics. In October 1347 a Genoese ship came into Messina harbour in Sicily. All of the crew were dead or dying. The harbour authorities quarantined the vessel and crew but it was to no avail … Continued

Plague

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We are mercifully unaccustomed to plagues or epidemics, but our ancestors lived with the fact that disease would break out from time to time and take many lives. They called it the Plague. in the 16th and 17th centuries there … Continued

Meeting Cancelled

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Because of the uncertainty about the spread of the Coronavirus it seemed wise to cancel next Tuesday’s meeting on March 17th. When the situation becomes clearer we will be able to plan future group activities, but for the moment please … Continued

Gothic Tourism

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a Titchfield History Society talk By Cheryl Butler At the last minute Cheryl Butler kindly offered this talk, as the planned speaker was unwell. To most members the title didn’t give much away, but what a fascinating insight into 18th … Continued

WILLIAM COBBETT – MAN OF HAMPSHIRE

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Most people have heard of William Cobbett but our speaker Dr Richard Aldous really brought his story alive. William Cobbett was an agriculturist, soldier, journalist, politician and campaigner against corruption and for reform. He was a prolific writer who is … Continued

New Titchfield Book

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Better late than never! After much delay the new Titchfield book was delivered this morning. I will be at the Queen’s Head to distribute/sell from 1 pm.