The winter season of talks offered by the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society opens next week with Martin Vader Weyer on the subject of “The Second Earl of Feversham at the Battle of the Somme”.
Lieutenant-Colonel Charles William Reginald Duncombe, 2nd Earl of Feversham (born 1879), known as Viscount Helmsley from 1881 to 1915, was a British Conservative Party politician and soldier. He enlisted for active service in the First World War and was killed in action on 15 September 1916 at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette.
Martin Vander Weyer is a financial journalist, and business editor of The Spectator, known for writing extensively about business, economics and financial morality in a distinctively accessible and entertaining style. A Yorkshireman of Flemish ancestry, he lives locally.
Lots of local interest there, then, in both subject and speaker.
Friday 15th September 2017, 7.30pm, at the North York Moors National Park Authority Committee Room, Bondgate, Helmsley.
Now is the time to join the Society for the coming year, at a very modest fee. From September to April there is a programme of illustrated lectures, one a month, held in Helmsley, covering a wide range of topics, mostly concerning the archaeology and history of the local area. During the summer months, a series of visits is arranged, often to sites which have featured in the previous winter’s programme.
New members are always welcome, and visitors may attend individual talks for a small donation.