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Roade Local History Society 

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 See below for a preview of events.

 

 Meetings are held in St Mary’s Church Hall at 7.30 pm

on the fourth Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise stated.

 An induction loop system is installed for hearing aid users


Event Entry charges

Members:  Adults: £2.00members’ children under 16:  free

Non Members: Adults:  £3.00, non members’ children under 16:  50p

 

 Annual subscription: £5.00

We welcome new members throughout the year

 

Current programme details are displayed on www.roadehistorysociety.org.uk

 

 

 

Programme for 2017

 N.B. the May and October talks have been swapped - see below.

Please note that we do not hold Wednesday evening events in June, July and August, contrary to information published in the What's On Diary in Roade News.



Wednesday 27th September
The fall and rise of the country houses of Northamptonshire since 1880 – Neil Lyon

Wednesday 25th October

Marriage, men and women in the 16th and 17th centuries – Dr Cathy Smith
This talk was to have been in May.
It now replaces:
A history of Leather and the National Leather Collection – Philip Warner
 
Wednesday 22nd November
ERNIE (His word is his Bond) – Phil Hayes

Wednesday 13th December
Christmas Event

*Summer visits may be restricted initially to members and spouses/guests

Any of the above may be subject to change.

Contact Vivian Blyth 01604 864498



Projects

 

We also undertake a variety of research projects to uncover the history of our village and its people.

Please see RLHS Projects  for details.

 

 

Roade Local History Society is a member of:

British Association of Local History Societies

Northamptonshire Association for Local History

Milton Keynes Heritage Association

Oral History Society

 

 

Committee

 

Chairman: Bill Hudson
Secretary: Vivian Blyth
Treasurer: Chris Denton
Alastair Inglis

Peter Mawby

Ron Johnson

Chris Hillyard

 

Publications

 

Roade Through the Camera                   £9.50

 

Published by Roade Local History Society in 2009

An illustrated history of Roade, including over 500 photographs, documents and maps, designed to give a balanced view of the village and its people.  As well as describing the origins and development of the village and the impact of the railway and Pianoforte Supplies Ltd, the book gives a vivid portrayal of village life, particularly during the last 150 years.

 

 

Roade Village Scrapbook 1953             £5.00

 

Published by Roade Local History Society in 2012

In 1953 Roade entered a Coronation Village Scrapbook competition sponsored by the Mercury and Herald.  Roade’s entry (compiled mainly by the Women’s Institute) was a lively typed account of the village and its history, including plans and photographs.  Only a few photocopies of this could be found and the photographs were poor, so the Society published a transcript with as many of the original photographs as possible plus some additional ones and an introduction highlighting the changes which have taken place in the last 60 years.

 

 

Roade Review – a Parish Appraisal      £5.00

 

Published by Roade Parish Council in 1995

Produced by the Roade Appraisal Group, this includes chapters on the village’s history, churches, schools, pubs, clubs and organisations, transport and environment, housing and business and industry.  It also includes villagers’ personal memories plus maps, photographs and statistics. It ends with an article on ‘The Future of Roade – Village or Town?’, which makes interesting reading nearly 20 years on.  Only a few copies left.

Copies of books may be ordered from a Committee member or via our website   www.roadehistorysociety.org.uk/Publications.html

RLHS publications are also available from T&H Newsagents & The Cock public house