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A history-based talk to raise funs for St Laurence Church
15 October, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm£5
Margaret Bolton returns to St Laurence Church for another local-history based talk with all proceeds going to church funds. She will be looking at the lives of Katheryn Sprackling killed in 1652 and Sarah Noel who died in 1893. It will not be some sensationalist revelling in an evil act but rather an attempt to understand what shaped the two victims. What were their childhoods like? What education did they have? What happened at their weddings? What was their experience of motherhood and marriage? What was the parish like when they were here? Katheryn was a Puritan gentlewoman and Sarah a girl of humble origins who became a businesswoman. Both were active Christians and both met brutal ends before being laid to rest at St Laurence. How did the parish respond to each of the tragedies? What became of those left behind? And what is the link to Sherlock Holmes? Tickets will be available from the Parish Office at £5 a head which includes refreshments. All proceeds to church funds. Pre-booking is not essential but it does make it much easier for catering.