Local events

Two local events organised by other groups but which may be of interest to FOSC members are:

A talk by Dr Jonathan Foyle BA MA DiplArch PhD for Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge – The fascinating story of the discovery of the bed of Henry VII-the first Tudor

Saturday 12th March at 2.30 pm
Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street Sheffield S1 2JB

Ticket prices are £10 for Non Members and £8 for Members – cheques payable to “Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge.” You can check availability on Tel: 01246 415497 Tickets by post with a SAE please: FOSML, 6 Hawkshead Avenue, Dronfield Woodhouse, Dronfield S18 8NB.

The Marie Stuart Society have their annual general meeting in Sheffield this April for the first time in six years. The Society was  set up in 1992 to promote research into the life and times of the ‘Captive Queen’ and they will visiting the Manor Lodge as per usual. Please note, the AGM is MSS members only.

Ron Clayton will be taking them round the outside of the castle site and the Old Queens Head on Sunday the 10th April – meeting at 11am by the hoardings at the bottom of Exchange Street. If you would like to join this visit please book with Ron on 2346669 or bigronclayton@hotmail.co.uk

Author Micky Mayhew will be on the 10th April walk with copies of his lauded ‘The Little Book Of Mary Queen Of Scots’.Described as ‘A Bright And Breezy Account Of The Complex Life Of Mary Stuart’ [Phillipa Gregory]its an A to Z of everything you wanted to know about Sheffield’s most regal resident,the men, women and locations [including Sheffield Castle, the work of FOSC,Manor Lodge] etc. Its a hardback, beautifully illustrated and an absolute snip at £9.99. Its going to be a great event so come on down!

Friends of Sheffield Castle Chair Martin Gorman and Friends of Manor Lodge Chair David Templeman will be in attendance.A combined event and a great photo opportunity! .

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