BLHS Monthly Meeting Saturday 12th, February, 2022
at 7.00 pm, United Reformed Church (above Iceland), Bitterne Precinct
Arthur Negus is a retired history teacher, an around the world backpacker (twice), a Blue Badge guide for central southern England, and aspires to be a local historian. He also keeps chickens, bees and daughters.
The third in Arthur Negus’ Winchester trilogy which takes us from the 1700’s to the present day. He will take us on a pictorial tour of Winchester, introducing us to buildings with fascinating histories including the Debtors Gaol now inhabited by Wetherspoons.
We shall see some prosperity return to the city and see it increased by the arrival of soldiers and the railway. Sewers and a workhouse will have to be built as well as a massive army camp (where once there were lepers), and a naval base too. We shall meet Jane Austen (briefly), Joan of Arc, the Muckabites and a diver who will not salute the King. There will be civil disobedience on a large scale and Mrs Thatcher will be set in stone.