Thursday, 2 April 2015

Events - Priories Historical Society Talks (May to July 2015) Worksop

May 7th The Copper Kettle Club Margaret Harrison. You think you know your notts history but do
you? The weird and wonderful! But what is true and what fiction. A history quiz with a difference.

June 4th. Sam Glasswell of Bassetlaw Museum talks on how they put exhibits together and how they conserve artifacts and look after them

July 2nd. Pete Castle. Folklore expert and musician. Folklore lies or legends? How reliable are folk stories and legends? Are they tools for history and research. Talk with plenty of examples some local. Sometimes they are nonsense and sometimes nuggets of information which you don't get in proper history.


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