Obviously, the Programmes for past years have been and gone, but it can be useful
and interesting to refer to what has been as well as to look up what is to be. So,
to that end, we provide an archive.
4th January 2007
One of the larger-than-life characters of the Industrial Revolution was John Wilkinson,
self-styled Iron Master. Chris Leather will provide a potted history of "Iron Mad
Wilkinson" his fascination with iron boats, iron buildings and even iron coffins.
Oh, and quite a few copper tokens, too.
1st February 2007
Forgeries, fakes and counterfeits have been a feature of coinage since the earliest
days. Whether it is a dodgy pound in your pocket, or that incredible bargain you
have just 'won' on an internet auction, "Forgeries" are all around us. Graham Jones
will be taking a closer look...
1st March 2007
The distribution of money to the poor on Maundy Thursday is a unique ceremony, made
especially so by the silver coins which have been struck for the Service for many
years past. S. Skellern will be leading us through the pages of history with a presentation
on "The Royal Maundy."
12th April 2007
Our Members look forward with eager anticipation to presentations by Bob Lyall, because
each one has a unique and tantalising title - one which is completely impenetrable
before the event, and blindingly obvious once we have heard the explanation. The
latest tease is "Fire! - All hands to the Pump!" And, no, I haven't the slightest
3rd May 2007
The centuries between the departure of the Romans from Britain and the coming of
Anglo-Saxon England have traditionally been known as the Dark Ages, Dark because
of the absence of all but the barest minimum of built and written history. Alan Dawson
will be shedding a little light on "Is there a Dark Age Coinage"
7th June 2007
Have you ever noticed how the words 'eclectic' and 'mix' always seem to occur together?
"Five Minute Papers" is our tribute to eclectic mixes, and allows our Members to
offer their thoughts and insights on those numismatic nuggets which interest them.
And at the end of the evening, we will all know a bit more about all sorts of things.
5th July 2007
One of the pleasures of collecting is sharing with your friends and colleagues the
latest bargain from the online auction, the 'find' from the bottom of a junk box,
or the superb piece which has finally come to hand after years of searching. "Recent
Acquisitions" is sometimes surprising, and always interesting.
2nd August 2007
"Discussion Evening" Once a year we have an open-evening, when Members discuss whatever
numismatic topics come to mind. The wide range covered illustrates the range of interests
which the Society covers, Ancient to Modern, and everywhere in between.
6th September 2007
"Roman Medallions" are much rarer and, usually, much larger than coins, and show,
sometimes in exquisite detail, aspects of life in the ancient world. Dr Keith Sugden,
Curator of Numismatics at the Manchester Museum, will be introducing us this fascinating
parallel to the more familiar coinage.
4th October 2007
Every Club or Society has its AGM, and this is ours, when Subscriptions are set and
paid, the books scrutinised, and new Committee Members issued with new brooms. The
evening is rounded off by a Mini Auction of items brought in by, well, almost anyone.
1st November 2007
We are always pleased to welcome visiting speakers, who present us with new challenges
and new perspectives on our hobby. Dr David Goodall will be doing just that, with
his presentation "Ramblings of an Itinerant Numismatist."
5th December 2007
Last year it was reported that no-one had yet found the sixpence supposedly concealed
in the Christmas Pud, served on the occasion of our Annual Dinner and Social Evening.
This year, there have been reports that the sixpence has been seen for sale on a
well known internet site. Members will be paying particular attention when the pud