There are approximately 3,000 deserted medieval villages in England. Unlike modern villages where much of the evidence of the past tends to be destroyed by succeeding generations, deserted villages preserve intact medieval layouts and contain beneath the soil artifacts that are of great value in understanding the social organisation of the time. Sutterby is a particularly atmospheric example of an abandoned village, and Dave Start from the Spirit of Sutterby will recreate for us this lost Lincolnshire society.
Photo courtesy of The Spirit of Sutterby.
Note on Covid19 (the Corona Virus): we are monitoring the Government's information and will follow any advice they give on meetings and gatherings - currently the situation is positive and the meeting can go ahead.
Option to reserve a seat
Sometimes talks at Fydell House can be over-subscribed. Therefore we now offer the option of reserving a seat at all of the talks. Simply e-mail email@example.com with your name. If there are still spaces your name will go on an admittance list, and when you arrive at Fydell House you will be admitted. Everyone applying will receive e-mail confirmation that you have a seat or, on rare occasions, to let you know the venue is full. The latest you can reserve a seat by e-mail will be 12 noon on the previous Friday.
Please note that there is no obligation to reserve a seat. Most talks you can simply turn up on the day and there will be room for you. Very occasionally the Green Room has been completely full, but this has only happened three times over the last year.