Monday 6th June 5:30pm Bradford on Avon Library
Eric Walrond: A 'Harlem Renaissance' Writer in Wiltshire with Professor James Davis
A talk by Prof. James Davis on a forgotten writer’s extraordinary journey from the Harlem Renaissance in New York during the inter war years, to living in Bradford on Avon during WWII and beyond. Discover how a neglected talent of
US Afro-Caribbean literature came to be living in Wiltshire.
Regular Lecture Programme
Thursday 9th June
Wiltshire Pastimes: an Historical look at Sport and Recreation with Ally McConnell
Our ancestors worked hard but also made the most of leisure time. Ally guides us through our records and archives giving us an insight into the lighter side of life.
These talks will take place in the Education Room, off the Reception area, of the History Centre. Talks begin at 2.15pm. Please arrive a few minutes before the start of a talk.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Help Desk in the History Centre or can be reserved (payment by credit/debit card, or by cheque, for 2 or more tickets) on 01249 705500 (Tuesdays to Saturdays 9.30 – 5.00). Numbers are limited so please buy your ticket in advance.
Admission for talks £3.00
Sources for Local History: A 10 week course on understanding local history and the sources you can use.
Tuesday 5th April to Tuesday 7th June 2016. £45 for the whole course
5th April: Introduction to the local history course
12th April: Use of printed and manuscript maps
19th April: Estate and manorial records
26th April: Parish records
3rd May: Local government records
10th May: Quarter Session records and their uses
17th May: Diocesan and probate records
24th May: Business records and local industries
Workshops take place on Tuesday's from 9:30-12:30 in the Education Room at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre.
Winsley Records and Landscape Interpretation with Julie Davis and Mike Marshman
Monday 13 June
A course examining archival and documentary sources with an emphasis looking at village development, roads and tracks, and building history in the History Centre, followed by a landscape interpretation walk in the village of Winsley (and possibly Turleigh).
Download PDF programme of the day here
Course cost £15.00; tickets available from Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre (Tel. 01249 705500). Limited to 20 people.