All meetings start at 8.00 p.m. on the Second Friday of each Month at the Wrotham Village Hall. Any changes will be shown on the Events Calendar below.
THE RUS - a talk by Imogen Corrigan
Better known as the Vikings who gave their name to Russia and mainly originating from Sweden, they expanded eastwards, tearing their hot talons through the lands that stretch from the northern coast down to Novgorod and Kiev and with their insatiable eyes always on the ultimate trading prize: Constantinople.
THE HISTORY OF St.GEORGE'S CHURCH.
An on-site presentation and walk around the church by John Bailey.
THE GOOSE IS GETTING FAT - a history of Chrimas Traditions. A talk by Imogen Corrigan
What’s behind the Wassail and why do we kiss under mistletoe and let loose women into York at Christmas? Every family hones its own traditions, but mainly they are based on a central theme: filling our houses with greenery and bling, sending cards, eating too much, wearing a silly hat, singing songs and playing games that we don’t bother with for the rest of the year. How has all this come about? Some are based on pagan festivities that either honoured spirits or simply helped to break up the winter. Others, such as advent calendars and crackers, are much more recent.