Matt Storey – ‘Bede and his Works’
Matt has worked in Historical Education since he graduated with an MA in Medieval Studies from Leeds University. He is currently the Pier Project Co-ordinator with Sunderland City Council.
He was Operations Co-ordinator at Bede’s World when the Society visited last year during the Northumberland Spring Trip, and has previously worked there as an Education Assistant, Volunteer Co-ordinator and Education Team Leader.
Those of you who were on the trip will remember Matt’s tremendously enthusiastic and informative tour and will be looking forward to hearing much more about Bede and his works at our March Meeting.
Thursday 18 February
Ian Archibald – ‘Shipwrecks of the Forth’
Ian is Convenor, and a founder member, of Burntisland Heritage Trust. He is involved in designing their summer heritage exhibitions and has helped develop the local Heritage Trail walks.
He is a former Cartographic and Geographic Information Systems Manager for the Crown Estate Office in Edinburgh and before that worked for the Ordnance Survey as a land surveyor and survey manager.
For many years Ian was much involved with the search for the ferry the ‘Blessing of Burntisland,’ which sunk in July 1633, carrying the treasure of King Charles 1st….. We are looking forward to hearing all that he has to tell us.
Our first meeting of the new year, on 21st January, will be given by Ian Low and is entitled “Where there’s Life there’s a Hope – the Hope Family of Hopetoun”.
Ian has been the head guide at Hopetoun House since 2005 and is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his subject. We are really looking forward to hearing what he has to tell us.
This is a timely talk as the Society wishes to visit Hopetoun House next April.
Our Christmas social event this year will be held on Thursday 10th December, in the Abbey Church Hall. We will again be entertained by the Limelight Singers. Their repertoire includes music from West End musicals, operetta and opera classics, popular ballads and traditional songs, performed as solos, duets and ensemble pieces.
This promises to be a very enjoyable evening and we hope to see you all there, but please remember this is an event for Society members only.
This event may be of interest to some of you, particularly if you have connections with Rosyth.
Rosyth Garden City Association is staging a “Life in Rosyth during World War II” exhibition for the Primary 7s who are studying WWII as part of their curriculum. The venue is Rosyth Parish Church and runs from Monday 9 until Friday 13 November.
The exhibition will be open to members of the public on the evening of Wednesday 11 November from 6 pm – 8 pm and Friday morning 10 am – 12 noon. All welcome.