The next meeting of Brigg Amateur Social Historians - BASH - will be on Tuesday, December 4
"With Courage and Sacrifice" - Violette Szabo S.O.E. 1921-1945 will be an illustrated talk by Josie Webb. The venue will be Brigg Servicemen's Club, off Coney Court (adjoining the town's main car park).
The event starts at 8pm - admission free- all welcome.
NOVEMBER MEETING REPORT BY PAT PARKINSON
Lynda Hotchkiss gave a gripping illustrated talk on The Gunpowder Plot at the November meeting of Brigg Amateur Social Historians at the Brigg and District Servicemen's Club.
She outlined what was happening in England when James VI of Scotland, and James I of England, came to power in 1603.
Robert Catesby, John Wright, Thomas Wintour, Thomas Percy, Thomas Bates, Robert Wintour, Christopher Wright and Guy Fawkes were conspirators who organised the explosion for Tuesday 5th November 1605.
But the plot was thwarted when the cellars of the House of Lords were searched at midnight on November 4th. Guy Fawkes was found along with thirty-six barrels of gunpowder. The conspirators were caught and killed or hung drawn and quartered.
Celebrations, with a bonfire and a "Guy" on top, were then ordered to take place every year.
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