Monthly Lectures

All lecture meetings are held in Highworth United Reformed Church, High Street, Highworth, unless otherwise stated. Meetings start at 7.30pm.

Visitors to all events can pay on the door, however, if you wish to book tickets in advance for our lectures or events please email us or telephone Ms. Chris Suter on 01793 764811.
Members are admitted free of charge. Visitors £3.00.

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30th January 2017 - War Horses. The Purton Remount Depot - by Bob Lloyd
The story of how horses were trained for work at the front in WW1. Purton became known for thr training of the most difficult horses.
27th February 2017 - The Working Life of the Railway Navvy - by Chris & Judy Rouse
You've seen the life of a navvy on TV. Now learn the truth! They were even employed on the building of the Highworth Line.
27th March 2017 - Edward Loveden Loveden - by Nick Shippobotham & Judy Craddock
The story of the life of the founder of Buscot Park, between Lechlade and Faringdon. His interests included new farming methods and the Thames and Severn Canal.
24th April 2017 - The Mat Factory in Highworth - by Dr. Bryan Lawton
This was once the only factory in Highworth providing employment for both men and women. The site of the factory in Brewery Street is now occupied by Cobbet Court.
22nd May 2017 - The Frome Hoard - by David Crisp
Discovered in 2010 by the speaker, a metal detectorist, this was the largest hoard of Roman coins ever found in Britain.

The rest of the programme to be announced

Other Events

To be announced

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Our Next Monthly Guest Speaker

24th April 2017
The Mat Factory in Highworth
by Dr Bryan Lawton
Situated in Brewery Street, this was once the only factory in Highworth providing employment for both men and women.

Prices for Lectures:
Members: Free of charge
Visitors: £3.00

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