Events Archive

A Glimpse of Tudor Domestic Life in Barton

Barton Civic Society’s next talk is this Friday, 19 November at Wilderspin at 7.30pm.

Neil Wilkyn analyses a probate inventory to give us a tantalising glimpse into the home of a Barton resident in the sixteenth century.  What possessions did they have?  What was their furniture like?   Imagine looking through the window into a house from 500 years ago.

Non members £2 – but bring raffle money too!

Posted on:17th November 2021 20211119 20211204
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Quiz Night

Museums at Night Quiz Night is tomorrow Friday 29 October in the Infant Schoolroom in the Museum – £2 per person, teams of up to six can be booked now on (01652) 635172.   Doors open 6.30pm.  Quiz starts at 7pm.  Bar. Raffle.  Car parking at rear of Museum.

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The Teacher is Abroad in the Land

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.

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Decimal Place

How did schools and wider society cope with going decimal overnight fifty years ago?

Reminisce in the Chatty Café and share your memories of pounds, shillings and pence and non-metric weights and measures before the big change.

Posted on:4th September 2021 20210911 20211204