15 April 2017
Meeting April 20th 2017: AGM and A Few Treasures from the Courthouse Museum

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AGM followed by A Few Treasures from the Courthouse Museum: Objects seldom seen

Paul Monk

Paul Monk has been a regular speaker at Cromarty History Society meetings over the years and has shared his extensive local knowledge with many other organisations. One subject that particularly interests him is the HMS Natal tragedy which he continues to research.

This talk will be about some items from the Courthouse collection that are usually kept in store because they are not needed for the current displays, or are too fragile. But they are important in telling the history of Cromarty. Paul will describe the items but will also pose questions that could lead to further investigation and research for anybody who would be interested enough to take them on.

Paul was born and brought up in London and left in the 1960’s to study at Bristol University. He was a school teacher in Coventry and Leicester and for the last 14 years of his career, was a Headmaster. Along the way, he studied post graduate degrees at Warwick, Leicester and Loughborough Universities and for 20 years was Volunteer, Curator and Trustee in the development of a Museum in Ashby de la Zouch. Paul and his wife Brenda moved to Cromarty nine years ago and as Trustees of Cromarty Courthouse, have devoted much of their time and energies to developing the Museum. The Society continues to promote and support the work of the Courthouse as the ‘Friends’ organisation.

The talk will be preceded by a short AGM.

Cromarty History Society meets in the West Church Hall, Cromarty at 7.30pm on the the third Thursday of each month, September - April

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