The Winwick History Group has been formed under the auspices of The Friends of Winwick Church. The inaugural meeting was in the church at 8pm on Thursday 9th September 2021.
As Sue Sherman said, "What an enthusiastic inaugural Meeting for the Winwick History Group - many thanks to everyone who attended. Special thanks also to our Guest Speaker Dan White from Watford History Group - particularly for the advice on obtaining grant funding."
The Way Forward
After a general discussion on possible topics for research, the first raft of subjects was chosen. There will be more to come!
In each case, you can see who is involved. If anyone would like to add their support at this stage or have any helpful items, they will be delighted to hear from you.
The 10th December 2021 meeting was a completely different experience - our wonderful Tudor Feast in The Church. Huge thanks to Ben and Mandy Healy for their hard work and enthusiasm in bringing this all together.
The evening started at 7p.m. with Ben's specially brewed Tudor Ale and Mulled Cider. We then sat down and enjoyed a magnificent festive board - including venison, mutton and four fabulous puddings. What a great way to start the weekend!
The 10th February 2022 meeting had two subjects: Valentines and Jubilee.
Trevor Sherman gave a slide presentaion about three World War 1 postcards sent by his great uncle William Sherman to his sweetheart Emily Marshall in 1922. They subsequently married, had a child and three grandchildren. William served in Ypres and fought in the Battle of Hill 60 in 1915.
After a slide presentation on Winwick Jubilee celebrations in the past, Heidi Harratt outlined the plans for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend 2nd to 5th June.
Our April 14th 2022 meeting was a two part presentation entitled 'Water Under The Bridge'
The first part was a slide history of Inland Waterways. And the second part incorporated a Living History interview Trevor Sherman did with an 88 year old Boater, about living and working on the Canals.
Have you ever wondered what a Butty is, or a Tom's Pudding or even a Gongoozler - well this was your chance to find out.
Our 15th December 2022 meeting was 'Christmas Traditions'.
Sue Sherman took us through a sleigh ride of Christmas traditions from Advent Calendars to Mistletoe, Mince Pies, Christmas Stockings, Christmas Cards, Christmas Crackers and what happened at Winwick Manor on Christmas Day in days gone by. A highlight was a description of Queen Victoria's menu for Christmas Dinner in 1896.
Sue announced that after 15 months this was the last history group meeting she would be running.
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