Mervyn Edwards 2019 History Programme & Other Talks

 

MERVYN'S MONDAYS

Local historian Mervyn Edwards' Green Door History 4 Health programme (see separate page) has proved so popular that additional illustrated talks have now been organised independently of his Green Door arrangements.

Each of the presentations will be held in the Victoria Lounge/Reardon's in Adventure Place, Hanley.

Admission to each event will be £2, payable on the day.

All the one-hour presentations are on Mondays, beginning at 11 am promptly. Everyone is welcome.

  • Mon January 21th: Talk: Hanley Municipal Cemetary
  • Mon February 11th: Talk: Law & Order in the Potteries
  • Mon March 11th: Talk: H.K. Hales, Denry Machin & The Card
  • Mon April 29th: Talk: A History of Florence Colliery
  • Mon May 20th: Talk: Signs of The Times: North Staffordshire Pub Names & Signs
  • Mon June 17th: Talk: Cranks, Characters and Queer Fish of North Staffordshire
  • Mon July 15th: Talk: A History of Longton Park
  • Mon September 30th: Talk: A History of Chatterley Whitfield Colliery

  • Please note that the spacious function room in which we shall be holding the talks is accessed by a few steps.
    The excellent and comfortable lounge is well-known to Mervyn's regular audience, selling first-class food and drink.



    Other Talks & Events

  • Thu February 21st: Talk at the Coachmakers Arms, Hanley
    The History of the Coachmakers Arms
    Talk commences at 8pm
  • Mon April 8th: Talk at the Coachmakers Arms, Hanley
    The Lost Pubs of Hanley -Part 1
    Talk commences at 8pm
  • Mon May 13th: Talk at the Coachmakers Arms, Hanley
    The Lost Pubs of Hanley -Part 2
    Talk commences at 8pm
  • Mon July 29th: Walk for Burlem Welcomes
    Arthur Berry's Burslem

    11am, meet at Market Place Cafe, Burlem
    Natter after at Market Place Cafe.
  • Mon August 19th: Walk for Burlem Welcomes
    The Chartist Trail in Burslem

    11am, meet at Market Place Cafe, Burlem
    Natter after at Market Place Cafe.
  • Tue August 20th: Talk at the Coachmakers Arms, Hanley
    Stoke Pubs Past and Present, featuring hostelries from the town of Stoke.
    Talk commences at 8pm. Free admission.
  • Thu August 29th: Walk for Burlem Welcomes
    Arthur Berry's Burslem

    6 pm, meet at Barewall Art Gallery, Burlem
    Following his well-attended presentation in July, local historian Mervyn Edwards now repeats his history walk, entitled Arthur Berry's Burslem, marking 25 years since the death of the Potteries' playwright, painter and social commentator. This talk features Berry's poetry and explains some of the passions and the influences behind the writing. Presented very much in the style of a Berry's eye-view of Burslem, Mervyn features many humorous and idiosyncratic Berry pieces to interpret the streetscape that Berry knew so well.
    Admission £2.50 payable to & at Barewall
  • Mon September 16th: Walk for Burlem Welcomes
    Shoppers' Paradise

    11am, meet at Market Place Cafe, Burlem
    Natter after at Market Place Cafe.
  • Wed October 2nd: Talk at the Coachmakers Arms, Hanley
    Public Houses in Etruria.
    Talk commences at 8pm. Free admission.




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