We are Deligthed to be re-starting our Evening Talks Programme
- see below for Details
Unfortunately, this Thursdays talk by Maureen Penrose has been cancelled due to low take up. We hope to reschedule this for next year.
Talk: The Ship Titanic by Cheryl Butler
7pm, Thursday 27th January 2022
Many of the films and books written about the Titanic focus on the stories of the passengers, as the greatest maritime disaster in the port of Southampton’s long history and the impact on local families, this story is told from the perspective of the crew, and includes personal family documents relating to crew that were lost, saved and found. The presentation also looks at the ‘afterlife’ of the ‘Titanic’ in films and books and song. We will be offering refreshments on the evening. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £6. Book online here or in person in advance.
Talk: Body Overboard by Paul Stickler
7pm, Thursday 31st March 2022
In 1947, actress Gay Gibson disappeared on a ship bound for Southampton from Cape Town. Follow Gay's life and last known movements, and explore the extraordinary account provided by the man tried for her murder in Winchester. Retired detective Paul Stickler has turned criminologist and crime historian; his presentation includes information believed not previously in the public domain. We will be offering refreshments on the evening. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here or in person in advance.
Talk: Home Front WW2 by Pheobe Merrick
7pm, Thursday 26th May 2022
This talk looks at the Romsey area of Hampshire in the first months of World War II – known as the ‘phoney war’ before bombing became serious. Romsey and its hinterland has been selected because it was of little strategic importance, unlike nearby Southampton, or the military installations on the chalklands to the north. This talk reviews the social structure of the community and then considers how the early stage of the war impinged on people’s lives. We will be offering refreshments on the evening. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here or in person in advance.
Talk: Bursledon Brickworks by Bob Marshall
7pm, Thursday 29th September 2022
A short introduction with the history of the use of bricks in England. Bob will then take you on a virtual tour of the brickworks, running through the process of brickmaking on the site from digging out the clay, making the bricks, drying them and firing them. On the way he will outline the history of the brickworks, from its establishment in 1895 to its closure in 1974, give the background of its Quaker founders and explain just how unique the museum is containing as it does all the machinery installed when the works first opened. We will be offering refreshments on the evening. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here or in person in advance.
Talk: My Northern Adventure by Maureen Penrose - Postponed/Cancelled
7pm, Thursday 25th November 2021
Author and historian Maureen Penrose will be talking about her book My Northern Adventure. 17 year old Totton boy Edwin Henning went to live in Liverpool in 1940 after his family were bombed out of their home. Decades later Maureen found his weekly letters home, giving a fantastic insight into the past. There will be an opportunity to buy a copy of the book from Maureen (please bring cash or cheque only). We will be offering refreshments on the evening. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £6. Book online here or in person in advance.
Family Activity: Tree Decorations
1.30 - 3.30pm, Saturday 14 December 2019
Drop in to our Activity Room and make a decoration for your Christmas Tree. Suitable for all accompanied children with grown-ups happy to help their little ones. Suggested donation £1 per child.
Family Activity: Wildlife Watch Group
11am - 1pm, Saturday 14 December 2019 - Festive Wreaths
Monthly activity. Join our friends from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to make festive wreaths. If you have a child aged 5 - 15 years, just drop into our Visitor Centre with them to take part in this monthly group. Donation £4 per child.
Family Activity: Birdseed Ornaments
11am - 12noon, Sunday 15 December 2019
Drop in to our Activity Room and make a birdseed Christmas treat to hang in your garden or a tree nearby for your feathered friends. Please note: this activity will contain nuts. Suitable for all accompanied children with grown-ups happy to help their little ones. Suggested donation £1 per child.
Family Activity: Seasonal Storytelling
2 - 3pm, Sunday 15 December 2019
Join us in the Activity Room on the story mat for seasonal stories. Suitable for accompanied children.
Cancelled Events Due to Covid
Workshop: Weaving Willow: Dragonfly and Fish
10.30am - 2.30pm, Saturday 4 July 2020
Join Louise Arthur from Rough Around the Hedges and learn to weave! No experience needed, but you’ll need some manual dexterity as you learn to make a dragonfly using a corn dolly weave and a fish using a figure of eight weave. There will be a break - perfect to grab something tasty from our Mill Cafe! Bring sharp secateurs and wear old trousers please. Tickets £25. Book online here, or in person in advance.
Workshop: Felt Gingerbread Decoration
10.30am - 12.30pm, Saturday 28 November 2020
Caroline Misselbrook is back, just in time for Christmas! Join her to learn a variety of techniques and stitches to create a beautiful felt gingerbread person tree decoration. A relaxed workshop suitable for any ability and designed to give you the confidence to have a go and the inspiration to carry on at home. All materials included. Tickets £20. Book online here, or in person in advance.
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