The Wisbech Society

and Preservation Trust Limited

Events Calendar

Our next event

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.

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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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