Archives for category: Events

Thursday 14th February 2019.
David Ellis talks about his life in Collyweston Slating, from
apprentice to Master Slater.

7:30pm – Admission Free. All Welcome.



Thursday 10th January – 7:30pm
900 Years of Peterborough Cathedral – The History & Archaeology.
Stuart Orme, Director of Operations at Peterborough Cathedral talks about it’s origins and history.

Admission Free. All Welcome.


Thursday 8th November 2018 –  7:30pm
Coinciding with the centenary of the conclusion of WWI, Adam Lowe talks about ‘Rutland and the Great War’.
The talk will look at some of the soldiers and where they came from in this County.
It will also discuss how and why some of them died, and what became of those that returned.

Admission Free. All Welcome.

Thursday 11th October 2018 – 7:30pm
Buildings, Burials and Bones – the lost chapel of St Morrell.

Vikki Score, Community Archaeologist of the Year, gives an illustrated talk on recent excavations at Hallaton.

Thursday 20thSeptember – 7:30pm

‘From Desert to Drawing Room – Tribal Carpets from the Middle East’
Noted expert Wiktor Wysyznski tells the story of the ‘Persian Carpet’ and how it travelled to the homes of Europe.

Admission Free. All welcome.

The Hansons Auctioneers Summer Lecture. – In conjunction with The Friends of Rutland County Museum & Oakham Castle

My Life as an Auctioneer – Charles Hanson

Saturday 1st September 2018

Charles’ career began at Christie’s, in London. He went on to launch Hansons Auctioneers in Etwall, Derbyshire, in 2005. He is regularly seen on television including ‘Bargain Hunt’, ‘Flog it!’ and ‘Antigues Road trip’.

Tickets £10 – including refreshments – available from Rutland County Museum, Camose Street, 01572 758440 and Oakham Library. (during opening hours).

Thursday 12th July 2018 – 7:30pm
The History of the Music Hall. – Colin Ray.

Colin Ray returns to present a history of the great British tradition of the Music Hall.
Admission Free. All Welcome.


Thursday 14th June 2018, 7.30pm

Lawrence Fenelon talks about Jeffrey Hudson, the famous dwarf from Oakham and his royal patronage.


Admission Free – All welcome – No need to book.
N.B. This replaces the advertised talk by Tony Butler

Thursday 10th May 2018 – 7:30pm
Richard Westbrook Baker : Improving Agriculture in 19th Century Rutland by Vanessa Doe.

Vanessa talks about the life and achivements of R.W. Baker
The talk will be preceded by the AGM of the Rutland Local History & Record Society.
Admission Free. All

Thursday 12th April – 7:30pm
Mark Temple talks about some of the former windmills of Leicestershire and Rutland.
Admission Free, All Welcome.
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Preston Mill c.1920