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November 2017

Mediaeval Stonemasons by James Wright

1st November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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December 2017

Kill or Cure (Bygone Medicine) by Chris Weir

6th December 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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January 2018

So much Work, and so Little to Show for it – the self doubts of artist Peter Brannan by Dr Malcolm Moyes

January 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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February 2018

Joint Meeting with Newark Engineering Society – Dial N for Newark – early telecommunications around Newark by David Flint

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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March 2018

Suffragettes in Newark by Janice Lean

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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April 2018

Requiem for a Signal Box by Tim O’Brian (artist – featuring railway signal boxes on the Newark-Nottingham & Nottingham-Grantham lines)

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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May 2018

NALHS 51st AGM – followed by Brian Howes – Treasures in the Attic – Live!!

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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September 2018

“Requiem for the Signal Box” – talk by Tim O’Brien

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Balderton Gate
Newark, NG24 1UW United Kingdom
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As automatic barriers replace the old-fashioned railway signalman with his levers and pulleys, this talk - illustrated by Tim O'Brien's own paintings - looks at the local railway signal boxes on the Nottingham-Newark-Lincoln and Nottingham-Grantham lines which may soon be disappearing from our landscape

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October 2018

“The Rufford Poachers” – a talk by Sam Millard

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Balderton Gate
Newark, NG24 1UW United Kingdom
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Sam Millard is a member of the Rattlejag Morris dancing troupe which aims to preserve and promote the traditional morris dances of Nottinghamshire. He is also an expert on local country lore, and his talk this evening centres on the notorious 19th century case of the Rufford Poachers which resulted in one death and four deportations.  It also inspired the local ballad The Rufford Park Poachers which is now hailed as an exemplar of the traditional English folk song.  Look…

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“War, Peace and Football” – a talk by Francis Towndrow

October 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Balderton Gate
Newark, NG24 1UW United Kingdom
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Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, local resident and long-standing member of Newark Town Football Club, Francis Towndrow, tells us about some notable Newark sportsmen who fought in the war and about the two ‘Peace Games’ of football (England v. Germany) that he has helped organise in 2014 and 2018.  His talk also marks the  founding of Newark Town football Club 150 years ago.

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