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The Houghtons and Brafield History Society

We will be meeting again on Zoom on Wednesday 24th March at 7 30pm . This should have been the evening for  our AGM followed by part 2 of Steven Hollowell’s presentation of the Edrupp slides of Brafield. Not being confident of a number of Members being able to attend by Zoom, we will have to defer the AGM until we can meet in person. Likewise, as  the Edrupp coloured lantern slides of Brafield in the 1920s proved popular, we will put them on again in better times.

However, Steven has agreed to talk to us on the Old Poor Law and the Workhouse system with particular reference to how it worked in our area. Steven has a good knowledge of this part of our social history and should be very interesting. Certainly, a study of the local workhouse at Hardingstone which took over the smaller workhouses in our villages, is an another idea for a Society project.

The Zoom Meeting ID  is  812 1286 2278  Passcode 781404

Or the direct web link is

 Any problems contact me on 890275

Richard Deacon Chairman

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