The Bridlington Augustinian Society season of local history talks, almost all of which are illustrated, kicks off on Monday 7th October at 7.30pm at the Bridlington North Library. New members are always welcome.
The first talk by Bro John Walker is a result of a recent find, the records of the Rudston Village constable in the mid Victorian period.
In our second talk we learn from Jenny Ashby what the Anglo-Saxons did for us.
Next we have childhood memories of war-time Bridlington from local resident Delia Smith who was a teenager when the war started.
In “The Odd Side of High Street” Michelle Stephens, a resident of High Street fully immersed in its history, will introduce us to the buildings and the people who have lived in them.
Later talks look at the Bridlington Links to the Titanic, the land and people of Spurn Point, the history of the Queensgate allotments as revealed by recent excavations, Roman York, and the lives of poorer people locally in the 1850 to 1950 period.
After that Bro Martin Wallace, the author of the newly published book “The Alex”, will talk about the Alexandra Hotel. The next meeting will be Bridlington Railways 1846 to 1946 courtesy of Roger Stanley.
Dr David Neave, famed local historian, will take a retrospective look at East Riding architecture based on his 50 years of research. The main talk of the season Bro Robin Sharpe’s research exposes Bridlington’s on-off marina plans. Bro Robin’s talk is aptly named, “Marina or Mirage”.
Further details: www.bridaugustinians.org.uk