Samuel Wilderspin began his pioneering work spreading Infant Schools throughout the British Isles in 1820. Ian Wolseley explores the travels, trials and tribulations of this itinerant promoter of Infant education as he journeyed by road and sea just as the railway age dawned – making a four-year “stopover” here in Barton to set up his Model School. The talk is part of Barton Civic Society’s 2021 lecture programme, and will take place in the Joseph Wright Hall (ground floor) at 7.3opm. Non members £2. Doors open 7.00pm.