History Report – February 2016

Recent meetings have included members’ short talks on a variety of topics such as lady explorers, famous battles, an object from home with some history, letters from WW1 and a local author talking about the background to her new novel.

Our Group outing to Sulgrave Manor and Broughton Castle included private tours, which provided us with a wealth of interesting history facts and insights of the owners and the buildings. The home made refreshments were also much enjoyed at both places.

Outside speakers have spoken on topics such as railways around PR, the fascinating story of the Amber Room in St Petersburg, and Berlin at War, life on the home front in wartime Germany, given by the eminent historian Roger Moorhouse, on his second visit to the group.

All are welcome to attend …. we are a very friendly group!”