23 OCTOBER. DAVID SCRIVEN: A WORLD WE HAVE LOST: OSSETT AND HORBURY IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
The next talk, by the Society’s Secretary, will be about life and death in these neighbouring villages in an age of civil war, revolution and plague.
One of the Society’s most popular talks in recent years was given by Ossett resident Douglas Brammer, who accompanied a slide show of many of his local sketches with memories and reminiscences of the town in the 1940s and 1950s. Although sadly, Douglas has since died, his sketches and local knowledge live on in a new book edited by Alan Howe. The book was launched at Holy Trinity Church and Ossett Town Hall on Saturday 9th September, part of the Heritage Open Days celebrations. It is now on sale in Ossett Library.
OSSETT LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY NETWORK
The network meets monthly with the aim of bringing together both beginners and more experienced local and family historians in order to exchange advice and information. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month, usually in Ossett Library. However, as the Library is currently in temporary premises, meetings will be held in Horbury Library from 11.00am to 12.30pm. There will be no meeting in September. In October we will not be meeting in Horbury Library, but will be making a visit to the British Library, Boston Spa on Wednesday 25th October