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Thursday, 22nd February 2018 - Mary, Queen of Scots – from Sheffield to Fotheringhay – the Final Journey – 1584-7 – David Templeman

We follow Mary into further  seclusion under her new  zealous custodian, Sir Amyas  Paulet. She is involved in the  Babington plot at Chartley  Manor and the charge is High Treason. This talk relates the compelling tale of the events leading  up to and including Mary's trial and execution. Mary's  courage and conduct come to the fore as she takes her  tragic story through Wingfield Manor, Tutbury Castle, Chartley Manor, Tixall and culminating in the climax at Fotheringhay castle where she is tried and executed for High Treason. Was she guilty? That is the question this talk addresses. This is the final instalment in the story of one of the great historical figures and all Mary's qualities come to the fore in this exciting last chapter of her life. Do not miss it!

All meetings are held in Brimington Community Centre, High Street, Brimington, S43 1DB (next to the Co-Op) and start at 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm) unless otherwise stated. Admission: Members £1, Visitors £3. 

Published 07 February 2018.


Miscellany 10 - for 2017 - expected to be published in  April 2018. Articles are expected to be:

Our Passchendale - 2017 - Sally and Stuart Mullins ; A short account of Henry Bradley - Philip Cousins; Brimington's gala queen 1967 - Janet Walmsley; Brimington Congregational Church history - Berryl Sharman, Memories of  Brimington Common Methodist Church - the late A.E. Buckley. Plus our usual chronicle of local events.

Published 07 February 2018.


Miscellany 9 - for 2016  was published in April 2017. At 82 pages it costs £6 plus postage. Articles are:

  • Remembering Brimington's men on the Somme - Sally and Stuart Mullins 
  • Social housing on Piccadilly Road (Tapton) - Philip Cousins
  • In search of the Victoria Hotel, New Brimington - Paul Freeman
  • Our usual chronicle of local events which includes extended comments on Lodge Farm, Chesterfield Waterside and developments at Tapton golf course.

It is available at our meetings or fill in the contact form for more details on how to obtain a copy by post.

Published 24 September 2017.








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