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Historic Buildings Mythbusting - a talk by Dr James Wright

Uncovering Folklore, History and Archaeology. Any ancient building tells exciting, and romantic stories, commonly believed and widely repeated – but are they really true?

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Dr James Wright, an award-winning buildings archaeologist, will explain the development of such myths and investigate the underlying truths behind them. Sometimes the realities hiding behind the stories are even more interesting and exciting than the myth itself…

This talk draws on two decades professional experience of ferreting around in people’s cellars, hunting through their attics and digging up their gardens. At the end there will be an opportunity to ask questions and a book signing session.

With mulled wine, mince pies and a blazing log burner.

This talk regularly sells out large venues. In the intimate setting of Paycocke's, this special performance is limited to only 32 seats, so book your tickets now, to avoid disappointment.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

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All £10.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

Enter via the cartway at the side of the building.

What to bring and wear

Whilst we will make every effort to make Paycocke's nice and toasty, please note that the heat may not be evenly dispersed in such an old building. Thus, you may wish to bring warm layers.

Accessibility

Level entry. Accessible toilet available. Please let us know in advance if you require a reserved place for a wheelchair.

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