A warm welcome to our new season of lectures 2017/18. We have an exciting
new programme compiled for us by Jon (I have emailed a separate copy).
The first intriguing one ‘Flushed with Success’ by Kevin Varty being on
Thursday 5 October.
During the summer break we took part in the MK 50 History Weekend at
Campbell Park. It was held on one of the hottest days of the summer but
nevertheless was very well attended. Roly displayed a lot of information on the
local Magiovinium finds near the Watling Street at Fenny Stratford. We also
produced a family quiz on the Romans. For children, Kevin helped them make togas
and tabards from rolls of material and lacy trims and Sue set up mini excavations
which attracted potential, young archaeologists. MKHA also designed a magnificent
banner for us to display on the day which we were allowed to keep afterwards.
You will see it on display at our first meeting.
For Heritage Day this year, Roly set up a wonderful display of local history
in the Rectory Cottages and Sue, with information provided by Roly, led a
Heritage Walk around Old Bletchley. Both were well attended although the walkers
returned a little damp from the showers that accompanied us. Many thanks to all
who provided and helped with refreshments on the day. The cakes and tray bakes
Earlier in the year some of us managed to visit the Buckingham Museum to see
some of the actual coins from the Lenborough Hoard and Mavis, Diana and Justine
will be attending the Bucks History Anniversary lectures later in the month.
We continue to receive local event details emailed from MKHA.
Please help promote our BAHS as it is important that we attract new younger
members to enable the society to continue to develop and also help preserve the
unique Rectory Cottages.
Best wishes Sue Crabbe (Secretary) and the Committee.