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Coddenham History Club – Upcoming Events

by | Oct 5, 2022 | Coddenham Village History Club, History Club News, News

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Our next meeting is on Friday 21st October at 7.30pm in the Coddenham Centre with Pip Wright and “A Poacher’s Life”.

A spellbinding tale of poaching, murder and intrigue – the true story of the notorious Whistlecraft family from Rickinghall and Hinderclay. A family of poachers who now have “folk hero” status within the local community, especially Joe Whistlecraft for reasons we will discover when Pip Wright takes over his character!

Our AGM is on Friday 18th November at 7pm in the Community Centre. The present officers and committee are willing to stand for another year but would very much welcome some new recruits. If you feel you would like to join us, please contact chair Ray Collins or a member of our committee.

We are also looking for someone with IT skills who would be willing to help us with digitally archiving our records. The programme for 2023 will be discussed and we welcome any new ideas for speakers/activities.  After the business of the meeting, at 7.30pm, we are delighted to welcome back our very own Tom Boles with “An Introduction to Astronomy: From Here to Infinity (and beyond?)”.

Tom is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Association and a past President of the British Astronomical Association. He has discovered more supernovae than any other person and the International Astronomical union has named main belt asteroid 7648 ‘tomboles’ in his honour. He has been awarded the Merlin medal  and the Walter Goodacre Award for his contribution to astronomy. And to cap that, he’s a best selling author of thrillers. An evening not to be missed!

A Poachers Life


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