Wednesday 8 February 2.00pm ‘The History of Pedestrianism’

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, pedestrian was a general term for any athlete, runner or race walker, funded by wagering. The north east more than paved the way for the evolution of `athletics` as we know it today with many leading personalities. Archie Jenkins tells more about this fascinating subject.

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Wednesday 8 March 2023 2.00pm ‘The Kings Shilling’

A talk illustrated with songs about the history of recruitment into the ‘Red Coat’ army which mainly focusses on the 18th and 19th Centuries and highlights the role of the Recruiting Sergeant. The talk is illustrated with performances of and reference to songs which give an insight into a bygone age with special reference to…

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