Ashby de la Zouch

            Civic Society  

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    NEW Programme  Unusual Speakers... Local visits... Planning news


   NEW VENUE                Heritage Centre, St. Helen's Church,
                                                          South Street, Ashby LE65 1AA 
    NEW TIME                     7.30pm

                                      Just come as a Visitor .....   We'd love to meet you

                                         or call Susanne 01530 415654 or Margaret 01530 412410 for details


14th November  7.30pm      Robert Bakewell and Dishley Grange - Ernie Miller      

                                                         Story of this British agriculturist recognised as on the the most important figures in the agricultural revolution.  


12th December  7.30pm      Christmas Social with Singer Justice Beach - Early booking essential

                                                    The most popular event of the year.  Our usual good food, good company and fabulous entertainment.


2018   2nd Tuesdays

9th January        7.30pm      Folklore - Richard Stone

                                                     Exploring customs and Pagan symbols including the Green man and Shella na gig.

23rd January      7.30pm     Special Talk - Ashby's One Million Pound Culture and Leisure Quarter

                                                     Unique chance to hear full details from Jack Fargher, Town Clerk and Jo Holland, Project Manager

                                                     Plus Question and answer session.     Come as a visitor.


13th February     7.30pm     The Medieval Warbow - Mark Stretton 

                                                     A recognised expert arrowsmith and Guinness record holder tells us about this formidable weapon.


13th March          7.30pm     Coco Chanel - Julie Ede

                                                     The life story of Coco Chanel, French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel Brand.


17th April     Afternoon     3rd Tuesday in month (Not our usual 2nd week)

                                               Visit to Royal Crown Derby - Book early as maximum 30 visitors

                                                     Join us for a short guided tour of the factory, visit to the museum and of course, tea and cakes.

8th May                7.30pm     Short AGM plus  Speaker  

                                                      Dr. Julian Onions tells us how Galaxies are formed (not the chocolate ones!), how they exist and survive.

12th June            7.30pm      Herblore - Christina Smee

                                                      Re-enactment of a medieval wise woman of Rouen to explain the use of herbs.

12th July         Afternoon     Thursday... not our usual Tuesday !

                                               Visit to Donington le Heath 1620 Medieval garden - Essential to book

                                                      See the 1620 herb garden guided by Michael Arkle, followed by tea and cake.

14th August                           No meeting.  Enjoy the summer.

11th September  7.30pm      Start of our new programme