Thursday, 3 May 2012

Event - Jubilee plans on agenda at society event (Haxey)

Details of the Haxey Parish Council celebrations including a jubilee fundraising afternoon tea to be held on Saturday May 12 in the Westwoodside Village Hall were also given.

Speaker for the evening was Malcolm Dolby, retired Curator of the Retford Museum and Society member.

Opening his talk ‘The Mayflower Pilgrims’ Malcolm explained that his talk merited three episodes, the pilgrims time in England, the time in Holland and the crossing of the Atlantic.

He said, however, that he would confine this evening to the English period and went on to inform members of the personalities, their relationships, influence, places of abode, and worship.

Malcolm explained how religious attitudes had developed following Henry VIII break from Rome how non-conformist beliefs led eventually to the departure of the pilgrims to Holland.

Following a question and answer session Mrs Norma Williams gave the vote of thanks and the meeting closed with refreshments served.

The next meeting of the society will be on May 10 when Harold Gardner will talk on World War 2 rationing.


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