All talks are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month, at 7.30 pm in Lyddington Village Hall unless otherwise stated.

All are welcome at our meetings, non-members £2, members £1, children free.

Diary 2017

Wednesday, 4 January

No Event

Wednesday, 1 February

Dr Rosemary Canadine on Church and Community.

Thursday, 2 March

Dr Alan Crosby on: The Lowthers at Barleythorpe: a Victorian aristocratic family in the hunting shires.

Wednesday, 5 April

AGM, followed by Ray Biggs, Access Manager, on Grimsthorpe Castle.

Wednesday, 2 May
at Grimsthorpe Castle


Ian Bottreill, guided visit to Grimsthorpe Castle. We are likely to start this visit in the morning to allow time to see both house and garden. Please contact the Society by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to go on this visit. Numbers in a group are limited to about 20 but, if more wish to go, it may be possible to split into two groups, each of which sees the garden and the house at different times.

Wednesday, 7 June

Dr David Crook on The Emergence of the Robin Hood Legend at Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, c1819-1849.

Saturday, 5 July

Prof. Steve King on Healing Trees and Other Folk Remedies in Rutland, 1640-1960.

Wednesday, 2 August

Dr Charlotte Newman, Collections Curator, English-Heritage on Plans for Lyddington Bede House.

Wednesday, 6 September

Dr Kate Giles on Pickering wall paintings (a fascinating story of grumpy Vicars, 19th century restoration and the subject of a current major HLF bid...)

Wednesday, 4 October

Martin Roberts, University of Nottingham, on The Court of Audience Book of Edward Watson of Lyddington.

Change of date

Friday, 10 November

Prof. Tom Williamson, University of East Anglia, on Medieval Parks. Please note the Change of date

Friday, 8 December

Prof. Beat Kümin, University of Warwick on The English Parish in Comparative Perspective.