The subject of the talk at our November meeting was The Green Men of Southwell Minster. Dr. David Marcombe told us that although they may have been considered to have originated in pagan times, in fact there are images in Egyptian, Celtic and Hindu cultures. The Green Men take many forms, from faces peering out of foliage, or with leaves coming out of their mouths and ears to faces made of leaves. Despite research, nobody can say with any certainty why this image appeared or what its true significance is.
There will be no meeting in the village centre in December as members have a Christmas lunch.
THE FIRST MEETING IN THE NEW YEAR WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY 11th JANUARY AND THE SPEAKER WILL BE LOCAL ARCHAEOLOGIST MATT BERESFORD and the talk is about ROMAN SOUTHWELL
It will be an illustrated talk on the ongoing work at Southwell which explores the Roman landscape of the town and surrounding region. The talk will primarily focus on the last two seasons of fieldwork on the Harvey’s Field site, abutting the Roman villa that existed there.
We meet in the Lower Hall of the Village Centre at 7.30. Visitors are welcome. (2.50)
The speaker on 8th February will be the Minster’s recently retired Cathedral Organist and Rector Chori PAUL HALE – “Ramblings of a Rector Chori:- a cathedral organist looks back on his 40 years as a Cathedral Organist
We have books “A History of Farnsfield” (5.00) and Memories of Farnsfield (2.50) as well as our Chairman Philip Marsh’s book on Farnsfield’s own pioneer and explorer Augustus Gregory whose family emigrated to Australia in the nineteenth century. “Farnsfield to Rainworth – Journey of a Lifetime” (7.00) It is selling very well and can be obtained from Farnsfield library, the Bookcase in Lowdham, the Cathedral shop in Southwell and Five Leaves bookshop off Long Row, Nottingham. We also have copies of all these.
For more information telephone David and Judith Milnes on 01623 882454