The Wisbech Society

and Preservation Trust Limited

Events Calendar

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Christmas Quiz Night

Monday 3rd December 2018 from 7:30pm

At The Dwight Centre, WISBECH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 

An evening of entertaining puzzlement, edification and seasonal refreshment, organised by a Trio of Trustees – Aldo, Roger and Eric.

 

From the abstruse to the arcane there is bound to be something to titillate!

 

As usual a prize of incalculable munificence will be provided for the winning team.

 

O come all ye faithful!

 

Wisbech Society members are admitted for free.

Non- members are most welcome to attend these lectures for a donation of  £3.00 each.

 

To sign up for a Wisbech Society Membership click here.

 

Members are requested to advise the membership secretary of their email addresses and any alterations thereto. This enables the Society to communicate more quickly and easily. To reduce time and expense for the Society, members are encouraged  to pay their annual subscriptions by standing order payable on 1st April. 

The Chairman, Treasurer and Membership Secretary are contactable by direct email.

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Winter Lecture - Early Urban Views of Wisbech

Monday 14 January 2019

Winter Lecture - Early Urban Views of Wisbech

Monday 14th January 2019 from 7:30pm

At The Dwight Centre, WISBECH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 

Roger Powell will discuss the significance of three 18thC topographical prints of Wisbech.

 

Apart from their curiosity value, they are possibly some of the first prints depicting town scenes and buildings in locations readily identifiable today.

 

As such they are important examples in their own right of the art of engraving.

 

Wisbech Society members are admitted for free.

Non- members are most welcome to attend these lectures for a donation of  £3.00 each.

 

To sign up for a Wisbech Society Membership click here.

 

Members are requested to advise the membership secretary of their email addresses and any alterations thereto. This enables the Society to communicate more quickly and easily. To reduce time and expense for the Society, members are encouraged  to pay their annual subscriptions by standing order payable on 1st April. 

The Chairman, Treasurer and Membership Secretary are contactable by direct email.

Winter Lecture - A Prisoner at Wisbech Castle

Monday 11 February 2019

Winter Lecture - A Prisoner at Wisbech Castle

Monday 11th February 2019 from 7:30pm

At The Dwight Centre, WISBECH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 

Martin Nutter will tell the story of a Catholic priest imprisoned at Wisbech Castle in the reign of Elizabeth I, his escape and eventual capture and execution.

 

Having entertained us with this tale some years ago further research has revealed more intriguing facts about this period of religious repression and intolerance.

 

Wisbech Society members are admitted for free.

Non- members are most welcome to attend these lectures for a donation of  £3.00 each.

 

To sign up for a Wisbech Society Membership click here.

 

Members are requested to advise the membership secretary of their email addresses and any alterations thereto. This enables the Society to communicate more quickly and easily. To reduce time and expense for the Society, members are encouraged  to pay their annual subscriptions by standing order payable on 1st April. 

The Chairman, Treasurer and Membership Secretary are contactable by direct email.

Winter Lecture - Welfare, The Poor Law and the Workhouse in Wisbech

Monday 11 March 2019

Winter Lecture - Welfare, The Poor Law and the Workhouse in Wisbech

Monday 11th March 2019 from 7:30pm

At The Dwight Centre, WISBECH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 

Eric Somerville describes the often draconian provision of care for the poor from medieval times to the introduction of the Welfare State.

 

Dr Samuel Johnson’s aphorism states, “A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilisation”.

 

How did we do nationally and locally?

 

Wisbech Society members are admitted for free.

Non- members are most welcome to attend these lectures for a donation of  £3.00 each.

 

To sign up for a Wisbech Society Membership click here.

 

Members are requested to advise the membership secretary of their email addresses and any alterations thereto. This enables the Society to communicate more quickly and easily. To reduce time and expense for the Society, members are encouraged  to pay their annual subscriptions by standing order payable on 1st April. 

The Chairman, Treasurer and Membership Secretary are contactable by direct email.

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