Monthly Talks

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Our Next Monthly Talk

On the first Wednesday of each month at 10.30am we hold a historical talk in King John's House. These talks are given by different speakers on a wide variety of topics.
4 September Wednesday 10.30am Hitler and Me - a personal history of the Second World War by Barbara Burbridge Barbara grew up in Southampton during the Nazi bombing raids.  The only respite for her family were school holidays in Somerset.  In this talk she recalls what life was like for a little girl in war, and how on occasions her childish mis-interpretations of the world around her led to some rather strange outcomes Hitler and Me
King John's House will take part in the inaugural Storytelling Festival

Wednesday 2 October

The Jack o Lantern Rick Ford will tell his story of Romsey's Rolls Royce Classic Car Garage 10.30am £3.00

Jack o Lantern

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 Some of our other 2019Monthly Talks are:.

  • 6th March: Is King John’s House Romsey’s oldest stone built house? - What was its origin, past use and history an illustrated talk by Frank Green
  • 3rd April: The Townswomen’s Guild— After the Vote - A potted history of the Townswomen’s Guild from 1929 in this their 90 anniversary year, given byMargaret Parks
  • 1st May: Drawing on Architecture- a talk on Architectural Illustration by Pete Jarvis
  • 5 June: How did they Build Stonehenge? - a talk by Mark Udall
  • 3 July: A View from the Castle - Scottish History from the tenth century to the present day by Gordon Massie
  • 7 August: The Armada by Commodore Adrian Munns
  • 4 September: Hitler and Me - a personal history of Southampton during the Second World War by Barbara Burbridge
  • 2 October
  • 6 November: Florence Nightingale
  • 4 December: The Medieval Farming Year - Mary Harris tells the story of medieval life through the village of Michelmersh
Below are links to small write-ups on some of the previous talks provided: The Long Bow and its Impact on the Battle of Agincourt, by Stephen Whelan. A Brief Introduction to Heraldry, by Malcolm Heathcote. The Battle of Waterloo, By Stephen Whelan. Behind the Scene at the Museum: A Glimpse of Artefacts in Store by Barbara Burbridge  Bare Necessities: A Talk on Victorian Ladies Underwear by Ruth King The Hundred – A Charles Burnett Film