Our talks are all held in the main hall, Liston hall, Marlow SL7 1DD - starting at 8.00 PM
Thursday 18th January 2018
The Archaeology of Timber-framed Buildings
by Trevor Ottlewski
We see various styles of vernacular English timber-framing of C14 - C17 in most of our local towns and villages. This talk illustrates timber-framed buildings throughout the ages, showing how and why timber-framed construction developed, how later changes were made to buildings and some of the different types of timber and joints that were used.
Thursday 22nd February 2018 'Keeping the Grand Junction Canal Afloat'
by Doug Stuckey, Bucks Archaeological Society.
BAS was asked by the Canals and Rivers Trust to investigate two pumping stations scheduled for redevelopment. These dated from the early days of canal engineering on what is now part of the Grand Union Canal. Some interesting industrial archaeology was revealed.
Thursday 15 March 2018 'Mapledurham Mill'
by Corry Starling, Miller of Mapledurham.
The fascinating history of this Elizabethan house and working watermill on the Thames will be described up to the present day.
Thursday 26 April 2018 'Buckinghamshire in the Civil Wars'
by Prof Ian Bennett, Hon. Professor of Military History, University of Kent.
The history and impact of the English Civil Wars in the Buckinghamshire area.
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