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April 2020

The Princess Irene Brigade at Wrottesley Park in WW2

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Penn United Reformed Church, 333 Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF
Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF GB
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With their homeland crushed under the Nazi jackboot, Dutch soldiers regrouped on a country estate west of Wolverhampton and planned revenge. With their homeland crushed under the Nazi jackboot, patriots from The Netherlands regrouped on a country estate west of Wolverhampton and planned for the revenge against Hitler and the…

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May 2020

5 Victorian Hospitals in Wolverhampton

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Penn United Reformed Church, 333 Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF
Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF GB
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The city of Wolverhampton has a fascinating medical history and this talk focuses on five important Victorian-era hospitals. Join hospital historian, Roy Stallard, to learn about 5 important hospitals from the Victorian era.Learn all about the Royal Hospital from someone who worked there for decades, along with the various incarnations…

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OUTBREAK! Viruses in Human Health

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Penn United Reformed Church, 333 Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF
Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF GB
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Philip Dainty looks at viruses and their relationship with human health. A particular focus will be on the ebola outbreak in Africa. This talk is free to members and guests pay just £3 per person.The talk will begin at 7:30 and last roughly an hour with questions at the end.The…

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June 2020

Oscar Rejlander’s Two Ways of Life

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Penn United Reformed Church, 333 Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF
Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF GB
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Join Roy Hawthorne of the Wolverhampton Photographic Society for a fascinating look at Rejlander's greatest allegorical photograph. Oscar Rejlander was a celebrated photographer, originating from Sweden, but one who made Wolverhampton his home for much of his life.In 1856 he made his best-known allegorical work, The Two Ways of Life.…

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July 2020

Lady Wulfrun – A Mixed Race Princess?

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Penn United Reformed Church, 333 Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF
Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF GB
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Join the Wolverhampton Society for this talk on Wulfrun, symbol of "Wulfrun's Heantun", later known as Wolverhampton. Join Suhail Rana for a presentation on the symbol of Wolverhampton, Lady Wulfrun. This is an expansion of his talk presented at the 2019 Wolverhampton History Symposium and looks into the bloodline of…

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August 2020

Forgotten Soldiers of the Midland Railway

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Penn United Reformed Church, 333 Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF
Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF GB
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Heroes in history come in all forms; join Quintin Watt to learn the deeds of forgotten heroes who worked for the Midland Railway. WW1 brought together soldiers from all walks of life and this talk looks at those who worked for the Midland Railway.Who were these heroes whose name and…

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September 2020

A History of Methodism in Wolverhampton

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Penn United Reformed Church, 333 Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF
Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF GB
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Methodism has a long and storied place in the history of Wolverhampton. Rev. Donald Ryan leads you from John Wesley through to the present. With the closure of the Darlington Street Methodist Church in 2019, it is a particularly sad time in the history of the religion in the city.Reverend…

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October 2020

James Whale: The Father of Frankenstein

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Penn United Reformed Church, 333 Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF
Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF GB
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How did a working class lad born into 19th Century Dudley become, for his time, the highest paid director in Hollywood? Join Craig Denston for a spooktacular look into the life of Dudley-born director, James Whale.This presentation details an extraordinary life story that goes from a factory to a war,…

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November 2020

To Be Continued: Silent and Talkie Serial Films

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Penn United Reformed Church, 333 Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF
Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF GB
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Long before Netflix and "box sets", Hollywood pioneered "serial" films. Bill Kelly takes us through the era of "silents and talkies". Bill Kelly has a long involvement with the Lighthouse Cinema and film is a great passion of his. In this presentation, he takes you through the era of serial…

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December 2020

The Real Peaky Blinders: The Wolverhampton Society Christmas Lecture

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Linden House (Tettenhall) Ltd, 211 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0DD
Wolverhampton, WV6 0DD GB
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The BBC TV show, Peaky Blinders, is an international phenomenon. Join Professor Carl Chinn MBE to learn the real story behind the myth. Peaky Blinders has captured the imagination of fans across the world, whilst Carl Chinn has dazzled audiences with his knowledge and passion for Midlands history. Together, they…

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