Postponed due to Coronavirus – date tbc
In the mid nineteenth century changes in employment practices and rising real wages meant that ordinary working people found themselves, usually for the first time, with leisure time and with spare money to spend on recreation. All sorts of establishments arose to fulfil the new demand for entertainment, many of them aimed at keeping people out of the pub. This talk describes where and how Oxford citizens spent their free time, and how the middle classes attempted to impose ‘rational recreation’ on their working-class contemporaries.
Pleasure Boats on the Thames at Oxford ca 1890 – image copyright held by Oxfordshire County Council
Liz lives in Oxford and has an MSc in English Local History from the University’s Department for Continuing Education. She is particularly interested in Oxford’s “town” – as opposed to “gown” – history, and in the lives of ordinary working citizens in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Visitors and new members are always very welcome to our talks and outings.
Margot Metcalfe, Chairman
Saturday May 2nd Dorchester village hall 7.30pm
Come and enjoy a fantastic evening of Salsa dance moves with instruction from Salsa England
No experience required!
Tickets £10 only
Tickets from Dorchester Co-op, Lilys Tearoom or contact email@example.com.
All proceeds to DorchesterTennis Club & village sports courts
For all enquiries regarding Dorchester Tennis Club contact firstname.lastname@example.org
tickets available as of the beginning of March
St Birinus School Playground appeal
Come and join our celebrations
Sunday 3rd May @10:30
Dorchester St. Birinus school playground
Join us for:
All server in the schools dining room
VE Day 75th Anniversary
A shared moment of celebration
“My deal friends. This is your hour”
Bank holiday friday 8th May 2020 7pm village hall
Save the date for a celebration of 75 years of peace
Dorchester Open Gardens
Saturday June 27th 2pm-5pm
We are looking for new gardens! Could you open your garden to help us raise money for the abbey?
Your garden does not have to be perfect, large or finished, just interesting!
Contact Steph Forman
Dorchester safari supper
Save the date!
Saturday 4th July
7pm drinks and canapes
Main course (at a house in Dorchester)
Pudding (at another house in Dorchester)
Coffee (at Dorchester Rectory)
Tickets on sale from June
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