Friday December 26, 2014

Wallingford and the Civil War (part 2) - a TWHAS talk

Judy Dewey is the curator of Wallingford Museum and is well known for her many illuminating talks. Judy's previous talk (Part 1) looked at the impact of the Civil War on Wallingford, up to the surrender of the castle in1646. Based on the surviving records of the town, this talk takes up the story of Wallingford's inhabitants during the time of Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth, the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 and the years to1688, when James II finally abdicated and fled from England. It was a time when local people had to come to terms with many differences of opinion and belief amongst themselves. They also had to face the difficult task of re-building their community after a divisive and destructive Civil War fought at close quarters. The surviving town records have much fascinating detail to reveal about the townspeople who lived through this difficult period of social, religious and political change and regeneration.

This talk will be held on Friday 9th January, 7.45 pm for 8pm at Wallingford Town Hall. Visitors (£3) are most welcome.

Wallingford Town Hall, Market Place, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 0EG

Friday 9 Jan 2015

Contact telephone: 01491 836096
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