Archives for category: Previous Events

Thursday 13th July – 7:30pm
Talking Machines : The History of Recorded Sound. – Colin Ray.
Admission Free. All Welcome.


1950’s Pye portable MW & LW Radio


Thursday 8th June – 7:30pm
Peterborough Cathedral : 900 Years of an Icon.
Stuart Orme, Director of Operations at the cathedral talks about Peterborough’s crowning glory.
Admission Free. All Welcome.

The Tennants Auctioneers Summer Lecture. – In conjunction with The Friends of Rutland County Museum & Oakham Castle and the Rutland Local History & Record Society

Objects of Desire – The Changing Passions of Collectors, 1400-1800
by Mark Littler

Tickets £10 – including refreshments – available from Tennants Auctioneers, South Street, Oakham 01572 724666, and Rutland County Museum, Camose Street, 01572 758440 (during opening hours).

Thursday 14th July

Peter Liddle, the former County Archaeologist for Leics & Rutland, talks about the influences of the Romans in Rutland and what they left behind.

7:30pm – Admission Free. All Welcome.

Thursday 8th October – 7:30pm.

Archaeological Fieldworking in Oakham & Uppingham – Debbie Frearson & Elaine Jones.

The RLHRS have an active archaeological fieldwalking group.  In conjunction with Elaine Jones, the recent results of the fieldwork will be illustrated, along with a display of finds. The lecture will include the methods used for fieldwork in Rutland.

Admission free, all welcome.

Thursday 9th July – 7:30pm
George Keeping will talk about using archival evidence to help to record and protect our forgotten highways and footpaths.

All welcome. Admission Free

Thursday 18th June 2015 at 7.30 p.m.

‘Corby and its Steelworks’

A talk by Tony Rothery, this will include a showing of the 1965 film ‘Double Harvest’ produced by Stewarts and Lloyds.

All welcome, admission free.

Corby with the steelworks in background.

Corby with the steelworks looming in the background.

Thursday 9th April

Unfortunately the planned talk by Robert and David Saxton of the Viking Society about the influence of the Vikings in and around Rutland has had to be cancelled due to illness.

The good news is that instead Lawrence Fenelon will be giving a talk on Rutland’s Railways.

Rutland was largely by-passed by the early main lines to the north, but nonetheless gained a number of links to the main network. This talk will discuss how the early railway system developed in the East Midlands and how Rutland became integrated with it.

7:30pm – Admission Free – All Welcome.

Thursday 12th March 7:30pm
Architect John Wright, will talk about the Heritage Lottery Funded £2.5m Project to conserve and improve the Oakham Castle site.

Oakham Castle

The Great Hall of Oakham Castle

The talk will be preceeded by the AGM of The Friends of Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle, which is anticpated will take around 20 minutes.

Everyone is welcome to attend; there is no need to be a member of the Friends, save for participation in the short AGM.

Admission Free.

Thursday 12th February – 7:30pm

John Thomas of the University of Leicester gaves an illustrated talk on recent excavations at Burrough Hill in which he detailed the signioficance of the site, the various excavations undertaken and finds made.