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 FUTURE and PAST PRESENTATIONS and VENUES
 

 A listing of lectures already given and FUTURE PRESENTATIONS is shown below, with links where possible, to the host organisation or venue

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Further details can be obtained from:- John Frearson - johnphfrearson@btinternet.com 

 2017 talks

The Next Event 

Date:

15 September 2017 [TBC]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Charles Speight of Kettering and his family of Photographers

Organisers:

Kettering Church tba

Venue:

tba

Contact:

Angela Brett

Future Events 

Date:

20 September 2017 [Wednesday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The History of Morris Dancing and the Morris Dancing Year

Organisers:

Cropredy History Society

Venue:

Cropredy Village Hall, Cropredy

Contact:

Peter Bottomley

Date:

5 October 2017 [Thursday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Opening the Dore

Organisers:

Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society - Hinckley Branch

Venue:

St. John's Church Centre, 351 Coventry Road (near Trinity Marina), Hinckley  LE10 0NF

Contact:

Mrs. Suzanne Mountain

 

Date:

29 November 2017 [Wednesday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson  

Title:

The Lime and Cement Industry in Southam and Stockton

Organisers:

Friends of Ferguson Heritage

Venue:

Long Itchington Community Centre

Contact:

Daniel Dabbs - 01926810309 [evenings]

2018 talks

Date:

February or March 2018 [Friday] To Be Confirmed

Time:

12.30pm - 1.30pm - lunchtime

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Opening the Dore

Organisers:

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Venue:

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Contact:

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery - 024 7635 0720. 

Date:

29 March 2018 [Thursday]

Time:

2.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Lubenham to Sandy - Riches to Rags - What have you got in your attic?

Organisers:

Kettering Pensioners' Parliament

Venue:

Kettering Midland Band Club, Hall Wood Road, Kettering

Contact:

Paul Bridgstock - paulbridgstock@sky.com

Past Events 

Date:

12 June 2017 [Monday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Unknown Socialist - John Frearson

Organisers:

Kettering Family History Group

Venue:

Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering  NN15 7QA

Contact:

Mrs. Kathleen Haigh, ph: 01536 515081

Date:

7 June 2017 [Wednesday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The History of Morris Dancing and the Morris Dancing Year

Organisers:

Buckinghamshire Family History Society - Northern Group

Venue:

Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley  MK2 2HB

Contact:

Mrs. Sue Fountain

Date:

5 June 2017 [Monday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

From Ennis to Emmie - the story of a postcard exchange

Organisers:

Rushden Branch, Northants Family History Group

Venue:

South End Infants' School, Wymington Road, Rushden

Contact:

Mrs. Pat Jenkins.

Date:

9 March 2017 [Thursday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson  

Title:

The Lime and Cement Industry in Southam and Stockton

Organisers:

Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society

Venue:

Pyne Room, Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick

Contact:

Martin Green, Chairman - http://www.warwickshireias.org/contact.html

Date:

17 February 2017 [Friday] 

Time:

12.30pm - 1.30pm - lunchtime

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Green Room Plaque

Organisers:

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Venue:

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Contact:

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery - 024 7635 0720. 

Date:

23 January 2017 [Monday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

From Lubenham to Sandy

Organisers:

Rugby Family History Group

Venue:

Rugby Library

Contact:

 

Date:

20 October 2016 [Thursday]

Time:

2.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Charles Speight of Kettering and his family of Photographers

Organisers:

Kettering Pensioners' Parliament

Venue:

Kettering Midland Band Club, Hall Wood Road, Kettering

Contact:

Paul Bridgstock - paulbridgstock@sky.com

Date:

3 October 2016 [Monday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Charles Speight of Kettering and the Speight family of Photographers

Organisers:

Rushden Branch, Northants Family History Group

Venue:

South End Infants' School, Wymington Road, Rushden

Contact:

Mrs. Pat Jenkins.

Date:

20 September 2016 [Tuesday]

Time:

evening t.b.c.

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Early Photographers in Rugby and District

Organisers:

Stretton on Dunsmore History Group

Venue:

t.b.c.

Contact:

Anne Langley

Date:

28 June 2016 [Tuesday] 

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Lime and Cement Industry in Southam and Stockton

Organisers:

Cardall Collection

Venue:

New  Southam Library - Tithe Place Cinema Room

Contact:

Linda Doyle - 01926 814214

Date:

13 June 2016 [Monday]

Time:

7.30pm for 7.40pm start

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Charles Speight of Kettering and the Speight family of Photographers

Organisers:

Kettering Family History Group

Venue:

Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering  NN15 7QA

Contact:

Mrs. Kathleen Haigh, ph: 01536 515081

Date:

25 April 2016 [Monday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Speight Photographers - and the Leamington Connections

Organisers:

Leamington History Group

Venue:

Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer PLace, Leamington

Contact:

Margaret Rushton, 01926 424659

Date:

15 March 2016 [Tuesday]

Time:

6.45pm for 7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

From Lubenham to Sandy

Organisers:

Loughborough Family History Group

Venue:

All Saints' Church Hall, Thorpe Acre Road, Loughborough  LE11 4LF

Contact:

Mrs. Maggie Heggs

Date:

5 February 2016 [Friday] 

Time:

12.30pm - 1.30pm - lunchtime

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

John Frearson - the Unknown Socialist

Organisers:

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Venue:

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Contact:

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery - 024 7635 0720. 

Date:

2 February 2016 [Tuesday]

Time:

2.00 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Speight Family of Photographers of Rugby

Organisers:

Hillmorton Townswomens' Guild

Venue:

Community Centre, Hillmorton Road, Rugby

Contact:

Sue Taylor

Date:

25 January 2016 [Monday]

Time:

8.00 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Was your ancestor a Morris Dancer? - A History of Morris Dancing and the Morris Dancing Year

Organisers:

Oxfordshire Family History Society

Venue:

Exeter Hall, Kidlington

Contact:

Paul Gaskell [ www.ofhg.org.uk  ]

Date:

11 February 2015 [Thursday]

Time:

7.00 for 7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Opening the Dore

Organisers:

Leicestershire Family History Society

Venue:

Age Concern, Hawthorn House, 51 Paddock Street, WIGSTON, Leicester LE18 2AN

Contact:

Peter Cousins

Date:

3 February 2015 [Tuesday]

Time:

2.00 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

A History of Morris Dancing and the Morris Dancing Year

Organisers:

Hillmorton Townswomens' Guild

Venue:

Community Centre, Hillmorton Road, Rugby

Contact:

Sue Taylor

Date:

17 October 2014 [Friday] 

Time:

12.30pm - 1.30pm - lunchtime

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Speight's Warwickshire and Clare Speight's Nuneaton postcards

Organisers:

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Venue:

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Contact:

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery - 024 7635 0720. 

Date:

4 July 2014 [Friday]

Time:

7.30pm for 7.45pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Green Room Plaque

Organisers:

Bedfordshire Family History Society

Venue:

Mark Rutherford Upper School, Wentworth Drive, Bedford  MK41 8PX

Contact:

Geoff Sewell, Chairman - 01234 306012

Date:

9 June 2014  [Monday]

Time:

7.00 for 7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Green Room Plaque

Organisers:

Coventry Family History Society

Venue:

Coventrians Rugby Club, Tile Hill, Coventry

Contact:

Mrs Angela Crabtree [tel: 02476 693904]

Date:

1 May 2014 [Thursday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Green Room Plaque

Organisers:

Clifton Local History Group

Venue:

Townsend Memorial Hall, Clifton upon Dunsmore, Rugby   CV23 0BH

Contact:

Lynda Palmer, Chairman - 01788 573596

Date:

13 March 2014 [Thursday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Jonathan Dumbleton Pinfold and the Brickmakers of Rugby

Organisers:

Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society

Venue:

Pyne Room, Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick

Contact:

Martin Green, Chairman - http://www.warwickshireias.org/contact.html

Date:

20 February 2014 [Thursday]

Time:

10.15 am

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Green Room Plaque

Organisers:

Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Venue:

Olympia, London

Contact:

Society of Genealogists -  www.sog.org.uk

Date:

27 November 2013 [Wednesday] 

Time:

8.00 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Speight's Warwickshire

Organisers:

Wellesbourne and Walton Local History Group

Venue:

Wellesbourne Village Hall

Contact:

Mrs Pat Partridge [or Mrs I Herwin 01789 840745]

Date:

22 May 2013 [Wednesday]

Time:

Evening

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Green Room Plaque

Organisers:

Leicestershire Family History Society - 'Operation Market Garden Tour', Holland

Venue:

Hotel de Paasberg, Ede Centre, Holland

Contact:

Peter Cousins

Date:

13 May 2013  [Monday]

Time:

7.00 for 7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

A History of Morris Dancing and the Morris Dancing Year

Organisers:

Coventry Family History Society

Venue:

Coventrians Rugby Club, Tile Hill, Coventry

Contact:

Mrs Angela Crabtree

Date:

11 April 2013 [Thursday]

Time:

10.30 for 11.00am

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

A History of Morris Dancing and the Morris Dancing Year

Organisers:

Memory Cafe, Alzheimer's Society at The Foleshill Baptist Church

Venue:

The Foleshill Baptist Church, Broad Street, Coventry CV6 5AZ

Contact:

Gary Stanley

Date:

25 March 2013 [Monday]

Time:

8.00 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Green Room Plaque

Organisers:

Oxfordshire Family History Society

Venue:

 Exeter Hall, Kidlington

Contact:

Paul Gaskell

Date:

14 February 2013 [Thursday]

Time:

7.00 for 7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Green Room Plaque

Organisers:

Leicestershire Family History Society

Venue:

Age Concern, Hawthorn House, 51 Paddock Street, WIGSTON, Leicester LE18 2AN

Contact:

Peter Cousins

Date:

20 September 2012 [Wednesday]

Time:

7.30 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Frearson Family of Ockbrook and the Moravian Church

Organisers:

Kenilworth Family History Society

Venue:

 TBA poss. Senior Citizens Club, Southbank Road, Kenilworth

Contact:

Sue Tall

Date:

4 September 2012  [Tuesday]

Time:

2.00 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

A History of the Rugby Cement Company

Organisers:

Hillmorton Townswomens' Guild

Venue:

Community Centre, Hillmorton Road, Rugby

Contact:

Mrs Prosser

Date:

3 March 2012  [Saturday]

Time:

2.00 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Speight Family of Photographers of Rugby

Organisers: Friends of Warwickshire County Record Office

Venue:

Warwickshire County Record Office

Contact:

Monica Ory

Date:

16 January 2011  [Monday]

Time:

2.00 for 2.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

A History of Morris Dancing and Rugby Morris Men

Organisers:

Willans Retirement Club, Rugby

Venue:

Thornfield Bowls Club, Rugby

Contact:

Mrs June Redman

Date:

31 January 2012 [Tuesday]

Time:

2.00 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

A History of Morris Dancing and Rugby Morris Men

Organisers:

Parkinsons' Support Group, Nuneaton

Venue:

St Francis RC Church Hall, Bedworth

Contact:

Trevor Bailey

Date:

4 November 2011  [Friday]

Time:

7.00 for 7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Was your Ancestor a Morris Dancer?  A History of Morris Dancing

Organisers: Bedfordshire Family History Society

Venue:

Mak Rutherford School, Bedford

Contact:

Geoff Sewell

Date:

12 October 2011  [Wednesday]

Time:

7.30 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

A History of the Rugby Cement Company

Organisers:

Barby Local History Group

Venue:

Village Hall, Barby

Contact:

Mrs Anne Luntly

Date:

20 June 2011  [Monday]

Time:

2.30 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

A Brief History of the Rugby Cement Company

Organisers:

Willans Retirement Club, Rugby

Venue:

Thornfield Bowls Club, Rugby

Contact:

Mrs June Redman

Date:

31 May 2011  [Tuesday]

Time:

7.30 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The History of Morris Dancing and the Morris Dancing Year

Organisers:

Riseley Local History Society

Venue:

Riseley Village, Bedfordshire

Contact:

Peter Smith

Date:

5 March 2011  [Saturday]

Time:

2.30 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Two into One - then None!:  The John Frearsons of Manchester and Birmingham: socialists; engineers; writers; inventor etc etc

Organisers:

Birmingham and Midlands Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

Venue:

The Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS

Contact:

Peter Middleton

Date:

5 March 2011  [Wednesday]

Time:

12.30 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson [with Les Skinner]

Title:

The History of Morris Dancing and the Morris Dancing Year

Organisers:

Probus Club

Venue:

Chequers Inn, Keysoe

Contact:

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Date:

9 February 2011  [Wednesday]

Time:

7.30 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Speight family of Photographers of Rugby

 

A "shortened" Family History of the Speight family of Photographers

Organisers:

Kenilworth Family History Society

Venue:

Senior Citizens Club, Southbank Road, Kenilworth

Contact:

Sue Tall

Date:

26 January 2011  [Wednesday]

Time:

12.30 pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Rugby Morris Men

 

A short history of Morris Dancing and particularly of the Rugby Morris Men - in support of Exhibitions on the theme of Morris Dancing at the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.        Link to Event Poster

Organisers:

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Venue:

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Contact:

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum [01788 533201]

Date:

13 October 2010  [Wednesday]

Time:

7.30pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Frearson Family of Ockbrook

 

The [shortened] story of the Frearson family: their tithe dispute with the Vicar; their dealings with the Moravian Community and their life in and around Ockbrook from the 16th to 19th century.

Organisers:

Ockbrook Heritage Society

Venue:

Moriavian Church tbc

Contact:

Dr Margaret Barke

Date:

8 September 2010  [Wednesday]

Time:

7.30pm for 7.45pm

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Gulliver Speight, Photographer of Market Harborough

 

Gulliver Speight, late 19th – mid 20th century Market Harborough photographer and the Rugby Speight Photographer family.

Organisers:

Market Harborough History Society

Venue:

Roman Way Community Centre, Market Harborough   LE16 7PQ

Contact:

Rosalind Willatts

Date:

12 February 2010  [Friday]

Time:

19.30 – 21.00 hrs

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

The Speight family of Photographers

 

Clare Speight, 19th century Nuneaton photographer and the Speight family of Warwickshire Photographers

Organisers:

Nuneaton History Society

Venue:

Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre, Nuneaton

Contact:

Peter Lee

Date:

4 January 2010 

Speaker:

John Frearson

Title:

Clare Speight of Nuneaton and the Speight family of Photographers

Organisers:

The Bedworth Society

Venue:

The Old Meeting, Bedworth

Contact:

John Burton