Wednesday 23rd September, 2015 at 7.30pm in St. Mary's Church Hall, Roade.
A Suffragette in the Family
A talk on suffragette Alice Hawkins by her great-grandson
Speaker: Peter Barratt JP
Peter pays tribute to his great-grandmother,
Alice Hawkins, a shoe machinist from Leicester
and a committed volunteer for women’s rights. She was jailed 5 times for her
determined participation in the Suffragette movement.
At our AGM in May we were delighted to welcome Peter Mawby
to the committee.Peter has already done
a great deal of work on our photo archive and also takes many of the
photographs of our events.
Kevin Varty gave a typically
lively talk -
on Victorian Churchyards and
Steve Blyth’s entertaining talk
about 1960s Kathmandu included a raffle
which raised £110
for victims of the recent
In June we enjoyed a fascinating
visit to The Monastery (a medieval manor house) and
stained glass workshop at
Unless otherwise indicated, all events take place at 7.30 pm at St. Mary’s Church
Hall, where refreshments are available.Admission charges for talks and visits are £2 for members (annual subscription £5), £3
for adult non-members, 50p for children (up to 16) of non-members.Members’ children up to 16 are admitted free.
September - Peter Barratt JP. A Suffragette in the family.
A talk on suffragette
Alice Hawkins by her great-grandson.
October - Malcolm Deacon. The Gunpowder Plot: a Midland
Malcolm will look at
the plot from a Midland perspective, bringing
in Northamptonshire aspects.
Wednesday 25th November - Gary Shaeffer.An American Eye View
adventures in becoming a Blue Badge Guide in Northamptonshire plus an armchair
of a dozen of
his favourite County sites & sights.
Wednesday 9th December – An evening of Archives and Christmas Cheer.
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"Projects" are an important part of our activities and we welcome help with these.
Please see our current list of ongoing and future projects for more information.
were very pleased to see so
many people enjoying the Roade
in 1911 exhibition. Many
thanks for all the positive
comments written in the
If anyone would like to
comment further, please
people with the screen
heritage of the Midlands.
away in boxes in attics and sheds,
cupboards and garages are the filmed
records of families and communities
which are a uniquely important
window into our local and community
The Media Archives for Central
England (MACE), the regional moving
image archive for the East and West
Midlands, is seeking 60 partner
organisations to look for this
valuable material in their own
communities as part of a project to
find and uncover the hidden filmed
heritage of the midlands.
The project will provide new copies
of film for depositors and for
community use in local schools,
community archives and local
It will ensure the long term
preservation of the materials found
so that it can go on being used by
future generations. Roade Local
History Society has received several
films that qualify for free copying
for the owners. We will be holding a
film show in the New Year, but
meantime would welcome talking to
anyone who has potentially suitable
films that they may no longer be
able to view and would like
converted to DVD. This covers
films of such things as public
events, shows, gatherings, scenes,
etc in Northamptonshire, but does
not include films of holidays or
THIS PROJECT FINISHED IN MARCH
2013, FILMS ARE STILL BEING
has film that should be
preserved or you would like
copying to DVD, please contact
our Secretary (see the Contacts
launch, in September 2009, of our publication
‘Roade Through the Camera’ was very successful
and currently over 900 books have been sold.
Copies can be purchased in the village at T
& H Newsagents in the High Street or by
post – please see our Publications
page for further details.
We are building a comprehensive
archive of photographs and documents about
Roade for research and publication. To date we
have produced 'Roade Roll of Honour’, ‘Roade Through The Camera’ and 'Roade Village Scrapbook 1953'.
We also have a library of
back issues of various local history magazines
and publications available on loan to members.
have been organising events related to local
history since May 2005. These normally cover
Roade and its environs and sometimes the
wider county. A feature of events has been
'Sons and Daughters of the Village":
presentations by residents, past and
present, who have created history in
their lifetime or have interesting
reminiscences about their life in Roade.
Events take place
every month (except August) and start at
7.30pm in St Mary"s Church Hall, unless
otherwise stated. Non-members are very
welcome. Entry is £3.00 per person for
non-members or £2.00 for members and
refreshments are available.
For details of our next event, please see What's On or Roade News or the Notice Boards around