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The last talk in our 2017/18 season is on Wednesday 21st March with the return of one of our most popular speakers, Dr Mark Lewis (Senior Curator at the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon). Mark's subject this time is 'Let There Be Light' - Illumination through adventures in the laboratory. Latest news in Conservation and Forensic Egyptology.

In addition, tickets will be available for our 2018 trips. More information on the trips is available by clicking here: Trips

Around 60 people braved the poor weather on Wednesday 17th January to listen to Dr. Naylor Firth speak on 'The Curres of Itton'. Naylor has done significant research on the family and was able to illustrate his talk with a wealth of photographs and newspaper cuttings about the family's activities and Itton Court.

Our next talk is on Wednesday 21st February when John Evans will speak on '50 Years of Steel Bridge Building'. This will include the first Severn Crossing as well as other bridges.
You can hear John talking about the construction of the Severn Bridge by following this link:
Listen to John Evans

Our first talk in 2018 is on Wednesday 17th January. Well-known local historian Dr. Naylor Firth will speak on 'The Curres of Itton', who lived at Itton Court.
See this webpage link for a short Wikipedia article on Itton Court:
Itton Court, Devauden

Our December talk this year will be on THURSDAY 14th December. Chris Witts will tell us about 'My Life on the Severn'. This will include his experience during the tanker barge collision with the Severn Railway Bridge in 1960.
See this webpage link for a news item on the BBC Gloucestershire website:
Meet Chris - the sage of the Severn

The evening will conclude with our traditional December refreshments of mulled wine, stollen and mince pies.

Membership will be available at the reduced price of £8 at the meeting, to give free entry to the remaining talks of the season and priority booking for any trips arranged for 2018.

Our November talk had Dr John Kershaw with 'A History of Clocks'. In order to provide some visual aid Dr Kershaw had brought with him a demonstration of pendulum action in order to help explain how early clocks worked.

Our first talk of the 2017/18 season, on Wednesday 18th October 2017, had Paul Taylor describing the extensive cave systems that are present on both the English and Welsh sides of the River Wye. Paul was able to show us a number of photographs of the caves as well as some video that he has taken underground.

Last updated 16/03/18. © Copyright LLHG 2018