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FORDINGBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAMME 2018-2019All meetings start at 2.30pm in St Mary’s Church Hall, Fordingbridge8 October 2018 – AGM Mrs Teresa Dent CBE, Chief Executive of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Brief History of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. 5 November 2018 – NOTE earlier dateRoy Doughty: Unintended Consequences. Following a short meeting at the United Kingdom Foreign Office in June 1862, the ironic inevitability of Brexit occurring some 154 years later.Roy has been a tutor with the WEA since 2008 teaching history and current affairs and has acquired a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in the Life Long Learning Sector with that organisation. He is an associate member of The Historical Society and of the Society for Nautical Research. 10 December 2018Dan Pascoe - Excavation of the Georgian Warship, the Invincible The Invincible was built by the French in 1744 and captured by the British in 1747. It was used by the Royal Navy until it sank in the Solent in 1758. A small-scale excavation took place during the 1980s but the site has become increasingly exposed due to shifting sands, requiring an emergency rescue excavation before all records of the ship are lost. Dan Pascoe, of Pascoe Archaeology is the site licensee.14 January 2019Emma James: The History of Mompesson House Emma James is the Visitor Experience Officer at Mompesson House, the National Trust property in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close. She will give a brief history of the house and share a little about what you can look forward to if (or hopefully when!) you visit Mompesson in 2019 including a preview of the exhibition and what goes on behind the scenes during the winter months. 11 February 2019Paul Beaver: Spitfires The Spitfire is one of the best-known fighter aeroplanes in the world. It was conceived and initially built in Hampshire by a team of dedicated engineers. Since first publishing Spitfire People in 2015, Paul Beaver has continued to research the Spitfire and has discovered that the perceived wisdom that it was the work of one man is a myth. He will explain why.11 March 2019 Stephen Ings: Salisbury’s Disgrace – The Salvation Army Riots 1878 to 1883 The Salvation Army’s expansion in the 1870s and 1880s brought it a wider audience, not all of which was appreciative and a number of pamphlets appeared criticising the movement. There were legal challenges which went hand-in-hand with more serious outbreaks of violence against Salvationists which were tacitly sanctioned, or even openly supported, by local authorities and magistrates. Stephen will recount what happened in Salisbury. 8 April 2019Steve Dunn: The Graffiti in Salisbury Cathedral After retiring as a Civil Servant Steve Dunn spent six years administering St Nicholas Hospital, an alms house in Salisbury. He has been a volunteer guide at Salisbury Cathedral for ten years, for five of which he held the appointment of Head Guide. Retiring from this post in 2016, he now directs the Cathedral’s Graffiti Survey Project, part of the Cathedral’s 800th Anniversary programme.