The Road to Fotheringhay 21st -29th July 2010

Wakefield Historical Society

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Free Events

Wednesday 21st July 2010 at St Giles' Church, Pontefract

6 pm      Vespers of the Dead

6.30 pm  Talk An introduction to Richard’s reburial procession, speakers from Wakefield Historical Society Research Group

Thursday 22nd July 2010 at St Giles Church, Pontefract 

12.30 pm  Requiem Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Wakefield

2.00 pm    Send off by the Mayor of Wakefield and the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire

2.15 pm    Wallk from Darrington to Wentbridge along the first part of the funeral route, led by Eric Houlder, photographer, archaeologist and historian of the Pontefract and District Archaeological Society. The walk is open to anyone but please contact us in advance if you want to arrange return transport   on 01924 373658.

At St Peter-in-Chains RC Church, Chequer Road, Doncaster DN1 2AA

6 pm       Vespers of Our Lady

6.30 pm  Talk Medieval roads and travel  by Dr Paul Hindle

 Friday 23rd July 2010 at the Church of St Mary and St Martin, Blyth

6 pm       Vespers of the Dead

6.30 pm  Talk Seeing salvation and sacred imagery at Blyth Priory Church by Dr Jenny Alexander

Saturday 24th July 2010

Morning walk west of Retford

Two mile walk led by local historian Joan Board, along a most atmospheric section of the route, little altered by the developments of the last centuries but part of the main road from London at the period of Richard's funeral. Two ancient inns with a colourful history, now private houses, mark the start and finish of the walk.

At the Church of St Nicholas, Tuxford le Clay

6 pm        Vespers of the Dead

6.30 pm   Talk Laxton - a medieval agricultural survival by Professor John Beckett

Sunday 25th July 2010

Afternoon walk at North Muskham

Walk led by local historian Madge Brown from North Muskham to South Muskham just north of Newark. The walk is open to anyone, but please contact us in advance to arrange final times and place to meet on 01924 373658.

At the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark

6 pm       Vespers of the Dead

6.30 pm  Talk Medieval Pilgrimage by Dr David Marcombe

Monday 26th July 2010

Afternoon walk

Walk led by members of the Long Bennington Local History Society along part of the route, now bypassed. The walk is open to anyone, but please contact us in advance to arrange final times and place to meet on 01924 373658.

At St Wulfram's Church, Grantham

6 pm      Vespers of the Dead sung by Medieval Voices directed by Richard Roddis

6.30 pm  Talk Medieval inns on the Great North Road, by Professor Phil Dixon

Tuesday 27th July 2010

Afternoon walk

Walk from North Witham to South Witham led by Peter Ball of the South Witham Archaeological Group. The walk is open to anyone, but please contact us in advance to arrange final times and place to meet on 01924 373658.

At St Martin's Church, High Street St Martin's, Stamford

6 pm      Vespers of the Dead

6.30 pm  Talk The Heraldic Funeral: Its Purpose and Meaning by Julian Litten Phd, FSA

Thursday 29th July 2010 at the Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

6 pm      Commemorative Compline sung by Cantores in Ecclesia