I don’t normally use the blog for news or notification, but I just came across this event and thought it was worth sharing. The Southampton City Museums Archaeological Society is hosting a study day looking at Stuart Southampton. I’ve not been to one of their study days before, but it sounded rather intriguing and the programme is covering some interesting topics. Personally I’m looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about Southampton in this period and particularly about the fate of Southampton’s medieval walls and (long gone) castle, which in my opinion get a little overlooked when people think about Southampton’s heritage. I think Southampton has a very interesting history, it is one of those cities whose fortunes have fluctuated over the centuries; it’s been an influential medieval port, a spa town, an industrial hub and back to a key port over the last few hundred years. How it got on in Stuart times, well I’ll be interested to find out a little about it.
9.30 Registration. Tea and coffee.
10.00 Welcome – Martyn Dowell, Chair of SCMAS
10.10 Dr Andy Russel “The Towne Wall is in manie places decayed & broken”: changing attitudes to the defence of Southampton.
10.50 Harry Willis Fleming ‘Sir Thomas Fleming (1544-1613)’.
11.50 Ben Jervis & Duncan Brown ‘Pottery in Stuart Southampton and beyond…’
12.40 Presentations by members of Little Woodham – the 1642 living history village’
1.00 – 2.15 LUNCH (not provided – you are welcome to bring a packed lunch or take advantage of the pubs and shops nearby or Tudor House Café)
2.20 Presentations by members of Little Woodham – the 1642 living history village’
2.40 Rosalind Johnson ‘Quakers in Stuart Southampton’
3.50 Stan Roberts ‘Isaac Watts – “I’m not ashamed…..”
4.30 Presentations by members of Little Woodham – the 1642 living history village’
4.55 Martyn Dowell – Closing remarks
5.00 End of Study Day
If you’re interested in the history of Hampshire, maritime cities or the Stuart period it might be worth your while coming along, I’ll certainly be there. The Programme and booking form are below (download the pdf form):