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Artificial Decorative Stone in the East Midlands

Talk by Frank Ince

Fired Stone and Cast Stone are the two major types of artificial decorative stone, with both having been produced by companies in the East Midlands. This illustrated talk will describe the history, production processes and products related to both types of artificial stones, as exemplified by local companies: Fired Stone (Hathernware, latterly Hathern Terra Cotta, Shepshed) and Cast Stone (Patent Victoria Stone Co., with a now-closed production site at Groby).

£4.00

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Curating the Rebuilding Lives Exhibition

Join the curator of the ‘Rebuilding Lives : 50 Years of Ugandan Asians in Loughborough’ exhibition, Professor Graham Black and discover some of the challenges and behind the scenes moments that went into creating this powerful exhibition currently on display at Charnwood Museum.

£3.00

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Loughborough Carillon and War Memorial

Talk by Mel Gould

Discover why the choice of a carillon tower as a war memorial to the men of the town who died in the Great War was not a popular decision. Supporters of the project won the day using a simple but crafty method.

Why did Queen Alexandra and Winston Churchill both donate towards a war memorial in a market town in the midlands? What was the connection?

And why did Dame Nellie Melba attend the opening ceremony?

£4.00

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The Generator, at the Heart of Loughborough’s Industry and Education

Talk by Jill Vincent

An illustrated talk about the Old Art College and The Generator building: its place in the history of Loughborough's industrial development, Herbert Schofield's inspiration that led to the University and College, and the current state of play.

£4.00

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The Thomas Cook Story

Talk by Terry Jackson

A story of the growth of the company from the early journeys of the 1840’s into the global company of today.

Discover the 1860’s journeys to Switzerland, Egypt and the USA, air travel following WW1 and planned motoring holidays of the 1980’s. Don’t forget your passports and traveller’s cheques!

Please let me know if you need any additional information.

£4.00

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