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FRIDAY 15TH MARCH 2019

BEER, BETS AND BULL BAITING                                                                  GT

We are delighted to welcome back Mary Bodfish  for her third visit to Greyfriars. 

Our forebears revelled in bull-baitings, cockfighting, boxing matches and abominable drunkenness, especially in the Birmingham and Black Country area. The boozy, bloody amusements of the working class rose and fell during the 19th century – and something remains of them today.

 

FRIDAY 22ND MARCH 2019

HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, MAPPA MUNDI AND THE CHAINED LIBRARY          SL

Gordon Cain, a surveyor specialising in the conservation and restoration of historic buildings and monuments, will be giving a slide presentation on Hereford Cathedral. He will also show the construction of the new building to house the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library. I am sure many members have been to the Cathedral and will be most interested in this talk by a speaker new to Greyfriars.

 

FRIDAY 29TH MARCH 2019

AN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON IN INDIA                                                                 EH

Tonight, we welcome a new speaker to Greyfriars, John Clegg who is an orthopaedic surgeon. He is coming to talk to us about his work in India and looking after the people there.

 

 

 

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March and April 2019