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Speakers’ Corner

June 2020

Speakers’ Corner: Transportation and Emigration to Australia 1780-1880, a talk by Malcolm Deacon

11 June: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ravensthorpe Village Hall Northampton, United Kingdom
£6.00

Malcolm Decaon - Transportation and Emigrtaion to Australia 1780-1880 - Social History Malcolm Deacon is Chair of Milton Malsor History Society and will talk to us about this one hundred year period of people movement to Australia from Great Britain. The contrasting stories of 18th century Mary Bryant and 19th century Caroline Chisolm, vividly illustrate the era when transportation gave way to emigration following the Irish potato famine and the discovery of gold in Australia.           …

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September 2020

Speakers’ Corner: ‘To the Manor Born’ – Our ‘Big Houses’ and Their Owners, an illustrated talk by Derek F. Blunt

24 September: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ravensthorpe Village Hall Northampton, United Kingdom
£6.00

Derek F. Blunt - 'To the Manor Born' - Our 'Big Houses' and Their Owners - Social History  A light-hearted and entertaining, illustrated talk by Northamptonshire author and artist Derek Blunt, based on research for his fourth book. A keen local historian and ‘explorer of our county of spires and squires’, he says ‘I have acquired much interesting and sometimes amusing information about the manors, the big houses and their fascinating owners’. Derek has some revealing local stories with facts,…

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