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Placenames often hold clues about the languages spoken in the past, telling us more about the people who first coined them; our local placenames hold some unexpected clues about local history.

Join us for this lunchtime talk by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews at North Hertfordshire Museum.

The cost is £5 including tea or coffee. Tickets can be booked through Art Tickets and at the Museum front desk.

This evening talk by Ros Allwood tells the story of the often bitter fight for the vote in the years before the first War, when crowds stormed Hitchin Town Hall to disrupt a talk given by Christabel Pankhurst, and Hitchin suffragette Elizabeth lmpey was shunned on her return from Holloway.

This fascinating talk takes us back to Edwardian times to look at the suffrage movement.

Who was Elizabeth Impey (1877-1973)

Born Elizabeth Chambers, the future suffragette became interested in women’s rights at a young age and joined the Hitchin branch of the Women’s Co-­Operative Guild in 1899. She joined the WSPU in 1906 and the following year was imprisoned in Holloway for her activities. She continued to promote The Cause to a largely sceptical Hitchin and became firm friends with Lady Constance Lytton.

The cost of the talk is £5 per person including a complimentary tea or coffee.

Purchase through the ticket link or drop into the museum and pay at the front desk.

 

 

 

 

Ever wondered about the story of Hitchin Priory?

What we now know as the Hitchin Priory has its origins in 1317. This talk will explore the building and its grounds, touching on some of the interesting figures and events that have shaped its history. Find out what the site has been used for and about the plants and animals that have called the Priory home. Get a closer look at some museum objects that help tell its story.

Join us for this lunchtime talk by Matthew Platt at North Hertfordshire Museum.

The cost is £5 including tea or coffee. Tickets can be booked through Art Tickets and at the Museum front desk.

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