University of the Third Age

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During September, the Association helped two groups from the University of the Third Age to discover more about the history of the village.
On 11th we accompanied Julia Powell, churchwarden of St Mary’s Church, as she gave the Peterborough group a guided tour of the church, to which we were able to add details of its wider historical background.
A week later, Sylvia and Ian led a group of twenty members of the Thrapston group on the heritage trail, taking in most of the historically significant features in the centre of the village. An emerging point of interest in this work is the possible location of Sir Gilbert Pickering’s manor house in the Church Field. Starting with the Enclosure map of 1779, we are now looking for further evidence of its existence there.
Both groups finished their tours with refreshments in the church.

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