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An illustrated talk by Nastya Kovaliova with tastings, and craft activities suitable for all the family.
September 1915 saw the start of one of the greatest battles of the First World War – the Battle of Loos.
Jim Purfield enlisted in Hitchin in September 1914 and returned to his native Kent to join his local battalion. He kept a daily diary for the next year, and from this, his Battalion records and official war records, we tell the story of his year which included the decimation of his battalion at Loos
In this illustrated talk we follow the personal record of this young man, who, along with thousands of others, was drawn into the hell of that war.
Venue open at 6:30pm, talk starts at 7pm
A well-illustrated display about garages, cars and the open road in the heyday of motoring. Visitors will also have the opportunity to look through albums of old photographs of Baldock.
See also Sunday 6th May and Wednesday 16th May
Tea and cakes will be served during the afternoon.
Everyone welcome. Free entry.
This Teddy Bears’ Picnic, organised by Weston Way Nursery School, is for children aged seven and under who must be accompanied by an adult.
Entertainment will be provided by Phil Perry and there will also be a raffle.
Bring your own picnic and teddy, too. If wet, the event may be cancelled; phone Weston Way Nursery to check: 01462 892172.
Coach from Baldock Community Centre 18:45 sharp – 20:45
Have you ever wondered how a micro brewery works? If the answer is YES join us on our new event to visit Garden City Brewery in Letchworth. You will meet the Head Brewer, be shown around the brewery and then sample 6 fine ales, complete with tasting notes. For those who wish to drink more, the bar will be open for you to buy another pint or two, and you can come back on the later coach (there is a second session) if you like!
Event Details to be confirmed
St Mary’s Church Tower. 7.30-9.00pm. Meeting by Peter’s Door at the foot of the tower to the left of the main door.
If you have ever fancied having a go at bell-ringing or wondered how it was done, this evening will give you the chance to find out. Access is fairly challenging—there are 44 worn steps in the spiral staircase, so appropriate footwear should be worn. No previous bell-ring experience is necessary.
Because the space is small, tickets are limited to 12. There is no charge but you must pick up a ticket from the Community Centre.
(Ticket only event)
Doors open 7.15pm for 8.00pm start
Join Jamie from Hedley Wright and your host Rob Scahill for an evening of wonderful wines. Ten wines will be available for tasting, with a small amount of cheese and biscuits to reset the palate between tastings. The bar will be open before the event. Feel free to bring your own cheese, biscuits and grapes too!
You are strongly advised to have eaten beforehand, and not to drive after this event.
An afternoon organised around the two books, Baldock Voices and Baldock Scrapbook, which were compiled from interviews with people in Baldock in the 1990s. A wealth of detail on Baldock going back almost a century, with readings and photographs.
Perfect for any gin-lover, and those who would like to discover the pleasure. This year the tasting will be run by enthusiasts from the Festival Committee. You will be invited to sample up to six unusual, fine gins starting by sampling their aromas to detect the botanicals used and moving through the subtleties they contribute to the final taste and what you should garnish your drink with for maximum enjoyment. A firm favourite from last year’s Festival come and join this gin extravaganza. There are only 80 tickets available so come to buy early!
North Hertfordshire’s archaeologist, Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, will be looking at what happened to the site of the old town following its abandonment by the Romans, trying to work out where everyone went and why it’s not apparently recorded in Domesday Book. He will look at archaeological evidence, place names and what few documents survive from the period.