‘Victorian Louth’ course: booking now


Louth’s branch of the Workers’ Education Association (WEA) will begin hosting its first course of the year on Thursday January 23. The seven-week course will focus on ‘A History of Victorian Louth’ and will be led by Dr Richard Gurnham, a well-known and highly respected historian.

The course will explore many aspects of Louth’s history during the Victorian era including the town in the 1830s; Louth as seen by artist and journalist William Brown in the 1840s and 1850s; the trades of the town and impact of the railway; churches, chapels and schools; leisure and sport; and the dark side of poverty and crime.

It is hoped to include a guided walk.

The first meeting will run from 2pm until 4pm at the Salvation Army Hall in Church Street on January 23, and will meet at the same time and place every Thursday thereafter for the seven-week duration.

The cost will be £49 (discounted £44.10), or free.

For more information on fees and booking, call Sylvia Trickett on 01507 601072.