Hoby & District Local History Society

‘Reading House Interiors: what to look for to date an interior or consider its history.’ by Mrs Janet Spavold
Janet Spavold, historian, will give a talk on “Reading House Interiors: what to look for to date an interior or consider its history.” at the Hoby and District Local History Society on Wednesday 16th March 7.30pm, Hoby Village Hall LE14 3DT. All are welcome; the price for non members is £2.00 (pay on door) or visit www.hobyanddistricthistory.
Janet Spavold has studied buildings for most of her life, and this talk illustrates the range of domestic interiors from the late middle ages to modern times. It considers how and why changes came about, and how to identify interiors from different periods. The illustrations are drawn on local examples and examples from other parts of the country.
Janet Spavold‘s working life has been spent in higher education, first teaching Medieval Literature, then running a Local History degree course. For 20 years she ran a WEA/Nottingham University evening class research group in local history and the group published three books. Her own research covers a wide range of historical material, in recent years centred on Ticknall, South Derbyshire.
The Hoby and District Local History Society is a voluntary organisation. The Society brings together people from all walks of life who are interested in the local history of the Leicestershire villages of Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale and Brooksby and the District around them. The society was founded in 2013 as part of a village First World War research project for which it received a National Lottery Grant.