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Past Speakers and Visits


The folllowing is a list of some of the talks given to the society and the visits we have made.


Thea Randall - Talk on the S.R.O. January 2004
Thea Randall - Staffordshire’s Vanished Country Houses May 2005
Thea Randall - Art & The Archives May 2006
Thea Randall – Women in the Archives November 2007
Thea Randall – My Father was a Game Keeper March 2008
Sandra Burgess, Behind Closed Stately Doors May 2004
David Lewis. Talk on Dr Palmer the Rugeley Murderer     March 2004
Ray Johnson “Archive Film” March 2005
Philip Morgan Colton & Doomsday Book February 2005
Crime & Punishment by Patsie Jarmin April 2006
Ruth Taylor. Old Household Gadgets November 2006
Chris Copp. The McCan Photographs January 2007
Ian Wykes. War Camps on Cannock Chase February 2007
David Templeman. Mary Queen of Scotts March 2007
Liz Ford. Newborough April 2007
John Myatt. Whitgrave & Mavesyn farming July 2007
Patsie Jarmin. A Staffordshire Childhood September 2007
Anne Andrews. Tixall History January 2007
Ruth Taylor. Tools & Skills of Past Times (Laundry) February 2008
Michael Dudley. Windmills April 2008
Colton - History of a Staffordshire Village - Book Launch May 2008
Talk - Mavesyn Ridware June 2008
Talk by Pam Sambrook - Trouble with Servants July 2008
Stafford Record Office - Worst Crime is Poverty September 2008
The 5th A.G.M. - Footsteps of Fredric Bonney - Gill Sykes October 2008
Christmas Meeting - Film ShowDecember 2008
Dying to Meet you - Darren FaragherJanuary 2009
Staffordshire Folk Customs - Tim CockinFebruary 2009
History of the Staffordshire Oat Cake - Pam Sambrook March 2009
Ingestre's History - Anne Andrews April 2009
Hixon Rail Disaster - Malcolm Garner May 2009
History of Shugborough - Chris Copp June 2009
Quakers in Staffordshire - TBC September 2009
The 6th A.G.M. & Time Capsule Project October 2009
Changing landscapes of Staffordshire - Thea Randall November 2009
Bell Ringing - Ken RyderJanuary  2010
Alrewas Memorial Arboretum - Charles Baggot-JewittFebruary 2010
Mary Seaton visits Colton - Dorothy BradburyMarch 2010
Origins of Sayings - Ian HingleyApril 2010
Charles II and the Legend of the Royal Oak - Alan LewisMay 2010
Palmer and Family talk - Joan KinsmanJune 2010
ohn White as Henry VIIISeptember 2010
The 7th A.G.M.October 2010
Staffordshire Parishes - Tim CockingNovember 2010
Christmas Meeting: Girls of the Big House - Ian HingleyDecember 2010
The Hampden Story - Jim BarnettJanuary  2011
Memories of Village Life - Gwen JohnsonFebruary 2011
Castle Croft Dig - SoT ArchaeologistsMarch 2011
Staffordshire Hoard - Steven DeanApril 2011
Trent Valley Railway & Colton Mill - Robin MathamsMay 2011
How to Sell Your Wife - Richard StoneJune 2011
Coal Face Memories - Pete Jones & Nev JamesJuly 2011
Titanic, the Midland Connection - Andrew LoundSeptember 2011
The 9th A.G.M. & Audio Talk - Marion Vernon & Nona GoringOctober 2011
William Salt Museum - Randle KnightNovember 2011
Christmas Meeting: Video RepriseDecember 2011
Colton's Wild Flowers - Gwen JohnsonJanuary 2012
Tollgate Farm Dig Finds - SOTMASFebruary 2012
The Roof Over Our Heads - Bob MeesonMarch 2012
Handsacre -v- Mavesyn Skirmish - Mary SmithApril 2012
Life in Alton Village - Dorothy BreretonMay 2012
Ghosts & Legends - David BellJune 2012
The Horsfall Family - Dorothy BradburyJuly 2012
St Mary's Lichfield - Diane MainwaringSeptember 2012
The 10th A.G.M. & SOTMAS Report on Bellamour Dig - SOTMASOctober 2012
St Mary's Church Lichfield - Diane MainwaringNovember 2012
Christmas Meeting and School 150th AnniversaryDecember 2012
Members 15 Minute TalksJanuary 2013
Birmingham goes to War - Andrew LoundFebruary 2013
Politics and Social Disorder - Mr Latimer S.R.O.March 2013
Three Centuries of Costume - Helen JohnsonApril 2013
Sheffield Plate - Colin SmithMay 2013
Pop Goes the Weasel - Ian HingleyJune 2013
The Padgets - Richard StoneJuly 2013
Staffs Boot and Shoe Industry - Chris CoppSeptember 2013
A.G.M. & Funny Thing HAppend at the Registry Office - John YatesOctober 2013
Alton Abbey Dig - Dave ThomasNovember 2013
Christmas Meeting & Kings Bromley HistoriansDecember 2013
Alton Abbey Dig - Dave Thomas15th November 2013
Christmas Meeting and Kings Bromley Historians19th December 2013
Black Country Chain and Nail Making - Allan Lloyd16th January 2014
The Pagets - Richard Stone20th February 2014
Local Archive Film - Ray Johnson20th March 2014
Things you may not know about Staffordshire - Alan Lewis17th April 2014
Birmingham Back to Backs - Mac Joseph15th May 2014
Presentation of Lottery Project Outcome19st June 2014
Vulcans Temple (Soho Foundry) - Andrew Lound18th September 2014
Members 15 Minuite Contributions and AGM16th October 2014
George and Arthur - Alan Walker20th November 2014
Christmas Meeting1th December 2014
The Beautiful Gothic Window - Alan Bloor15th January 2015
The Fauld Explosion - James Major19th Feruary 2015
Shugborough - Dinana Bar19th March 2015
Past Visits:
Stafford Record Office February 2004
Moseley Old Hall July 2004
Ford Hall Farm December 2004
Little Moreton Hall July 2005
Abbots Bromley Walk June 2006
Leather and Locks Museums Walsall July 2006
Mary Queen of Scotts at Tutbury Castle June 2007
Hardman Glass Works August 2007
Baddersley Clinton and Packward House August 2008
Tutbury Castle Visit - King Charles II July 2009
Visit / Afternoon to Ingestre Hall and Church August 2009
Outing: Guided Tour of Lichfield CathederalJuly 2010
Visit to Cannock Chase MuseumAugust 2010
Visit to National Memorial ArboretumAugust 2011
Visit to Tamworth CastleAugust 2013
Field Visit - Sinai Park Burton on Trent17th July 2014
Field Visit - Birmingham Back to Backs21th August 2014

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