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ST TUDY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
In February our guest speaker was Kim Appleby and her talk was entitled "Satan's Mistress and the Vicar of St. Kew".
Kim told us about Joanna Southcott, a self-described 18th century fanatic and religious prophetess, whose yearning to make her mark in the world was so strong that she inadvertently sold her soul to the Devil.
Her infatuation with the Vicar of St. Kew gave us a fascinating insight into 18th Century stalking and harassment.
On Monday 30th March we welcome Howard Curnow who will tell us "How the Cornish opened up Australia". Cornish immigration to Australia started early, from the First Fleet of 1788, although large scale Cornish emigration to Australia did not begin until the 1840s, coinciding with the Cornish potato famine and slumps in the Cornish mining industry.
Farmers, miners and the trades emigrated and recent studies reveal that approximately 10 percent of the population of South Australia, and over 3 percent of Australia as a whole, has significant Cornish ancestry. The evening will begin with doors opening at 7pm when tea, coffee and biscuits will be on offer, together with raffle tickets and the opportunity to socialise with other members.
The evening's talk will begin at 7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming guests (£3 per talk) to the evening and welcoming members (£10 p.a. subscription) on the 30th. Full details of our programme and events can be found on our website www.sttudyhistorygroup.co.uk.
(This, and much more news, is in the current magazine)