Brigg Amateur Social Historians (BASH)
Fri 6th Dec '13 - B.A.S.H CHRISTMAS WISHES
Tue 3rd Dec '13 - "A Jersey Lily"
A most interesting talk, by Josie Webb, about Lillie Langtry’s amazing life. Born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton in Jersey in 1853, she married Edward Langtry in 1874 and later moved to London. Noted for her good looks she sat for artists and started to mix with high society. Noticed by the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward ("Bertie"), she eventually became his mistress for 3 years. From another later affair she went on to have a daughter. With friends such as Oscar Wilde she later embarked on a very successful stage career. She later became successful in breeding racehorses and also became a US citizen. She died in 1929 (but her legend lives on).
This meeting was very enjoyable and very well attended.
Meeting photograph (Left to Right): Stan Wright, Josie Webb (speaker), Chris Witty (BASH committee)
Thu 31st Oct '13 - "HALLOWEEN GHOST WALK"
Three groups started from The White Horse Pub on BASH Brigg Halloween Ghost Walk. About 80 people came on the walk to listen to the many tales of Brigg's haunted past. BASH also says a big "Thank You" to Richard and Val for all their hard work in decorating the pub - it was brilliant!
Report by Josie Webb