History Society Programme of Events 2018

Wednesday 31st January 2018 The life and music of the father of British Traditional Jazz, Chris Barber. The life and music of the father of British Traditional Jazz, Chris Barber.    A talk by Peter Cole which will include example tracks showing the various stages of Chris Barber’s development.
Wednesday 28th February Morris and Mumming – a short history the good the bad and the ugly Rev Simon Dommett will draw from his own experience of 40 years of Morris and Mumming and explore the role and place of mumming in our English folk history including references to our local traditions.  His talk will include lots of video clips.
Wednesday 28th March The Hidden Village.
It is wartime Holland who can you trust?
 Imogen Matthews, whose mother is Dutch, has explored the Veluwe Woods and the village hidden deep within built to protect those persecuted by the occupying German forces.
 Wednesday 25th April The Portway Path,  the ancient Porters way which ran through our village of Aynho.  It was walked many hundreds of years before the Romans came to Britain and probably ran from Southampton Water north all the way to York,  with maybe a spur running to the lead mines of Derbyshire.  A presentation by Bob Hunter.