September’s Meeting

Lynn’s talk will look at what we know about women of Northamptonshire through the pages of the Domesday Book. Expect to be surprised at what she has discovered.

Tickets for the meeting are now available on Eventbrite:

These tickets are for personal attendance at Delapre Abbey. Entry is free for paid up members, or £7.50, payable on the door, to non-members. Access by Zoom is for paid up members only, and does not require a ticket. A link will be sent out closer to the date.

Tickets Released for June’s Talk

This month’s talk is by Nathen Amin. It’s great to have him back. He was about our last speaker before Lockdown and he was very popular and well received. Ticket and Zoom details have been emailed out to paid up members.

The talk will be in the Delapre Abbey library, commencing 7:30pm. Doors open 7pm.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite: Entry is free to members, £7.50 to non-members.

28th April – Making History

This month’s talk is by Major Tom Mouat MBE, who was part of the team that helped to implement the Dayton Peace Agreement that brought the Bosnian War to an end over 25 years ago. This will be a unique opportunity to hear about one of the pivotal events of late 20th century history from someone who was there.

Entry is free to Society members, or £7.50 on the door for non-members. Please book a ticket through our Eventbrite link:

24th February Matt Lewis – Yorkist Foreign Policy

An email has gone out to members with details for next week’s talk by Matthew Lewis on “Yorkist Foreign Policy 1461-1485” . The meeting is on 24th February. Talk starts at 7:30pm, doors open 7.00pm. The volunteers from Delapre Abbey are providing a tea and coffee station in the Salon next to the Library (please make a donation in the box provided) for those who want some refreshment before we start (and perhaps afterwards too!)Tickets for attendance in person at Delapre Abbey are now available via Eventbrite:

2022 Membership Mailing

The slightly delayed Membership Card mailing went out today, 2nd class post. In addition to the normal membership cards and speaker leaflet we are introducing Pin Badges and Car Stickers to help publicise the Society and enable members and enthusiasts to recognise each other! These will be available for general sale from the Society at our monthly meetings and other outings.

32mm Pin Badge with new Society Logo
75mm Vinyl Car Sticker

First Meeting of the Year sees large turnout

Mike Brown and some Mandrake

Our first meeting of the year had a record turnout for the last 12 months, with about 60% of our members participating either on line or in person. We started with our EGM, which saw Graham Evans elected as Chair, Steve Churchus as Vice Chair, Lynn Aisbett as Secretary and Vincent Clive taking over as Treasurer. Other committee posts were unchanged. Graham was optimistic that this new team would be able to take the Society forwards and build on Mike Ingram’s legacy.

The speaker for the evening was Michael Brown, who gave us “Death in the Garden”. This was one of Michael’s Talks that our own Mike had specifically asked for. It was a good choice and held the audience enthralled. A full report will appear in the next edition of our newsletter, “The Wild Rat”.

Michael didn’t have any of his books on the subject on hand to sell, but they are currently available from Amazon for £12.99:

Michael would also like it to be known that his latest book on medieval gardens is available from the publishers with a £5 discount, making it cheaper than Amazon:

EGM Update 27th January

Meeting Attendance
There are still tickets available for the meeting via Eventbrite. Mike Brown’s “Death in the Garden” talk will follow immediately after the EGM:

Election of Officers
The Committee have been advised that the following individuals have put there names forward to serve in the following positions:

Chair – Graham Evans
Vice Chair – Steve Churchus
Secretary – Lynn Aisbett
Treasurer – Vincent Clive

In addition Jean Hawkins has volunteered to join the committee.

Should any other member wish to put their name forwards for either the Committee or to serve as an Officer of the Society, please contact the Secretary at by 5pm, Wednesday 26th January 2022.
Should no further nominations be received, the above named individuals will be elected unopposed.