On Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 7:00pm on ZOOM Dot Halfhide will present ‘Thorney, its history and museum

Passcode:   205894 (if required)

The speaker for the second FCELH lecture will be Dot Halfhide (a member of the Friends and a former student at the Centre) with the title ‘Thorney, its history and museum’ and will be at 7.00pm on Tuesday 25th May 2021. It will be held on ZOOM (link above) and the meeting will open at 6.45pm with the lecture starting at 7.00pm. It will last for approximately 30-40 minutes and will be followed by questions and the meeting will close about 8.00pm. It will also be a free event.

In 1992, a librarian from London moved to an NHS job in Peterborough and a cottage in a small village east of the city.  This turned out to be a fascinating location – with a medieval abbey, French settlers and a Victorian model village in its history and a community museum in its present. Dot is now a ‘retired layabout’, as a great librarian once wrote of his contemporaries,  but also Curator of the Museum and Secretary of the local history society.

The talk will cover;

The Thorney Society & its history

The village and the lordship

The joys of a Museum in a converted industrial village

Bringing together research on local history for this place, and making it accessible’