St Dunstan and the Cenotaph

January 11, 2020 MKHA Webmaster 0

Kevin Varty, a member of the Magic Lantern Society, will be coming to show his lantern show entitled ‘St Dunstan and the Cenotaph’.
Sherington Historical Society

Pictures in the Parlour

December 21, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

Developments in the lanterns from their heyday in the 1870s up to their demise in the 1950s. The talk ends with a recreation of a Magic Lantern Show.
Newport Pagnell Historical Society

Away with the Fairies

December 7, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

n 1917 two girls in Yorkshire took photographs of fairies. When the photographs came to light they caused a sensation. Speaker: Kevin Varty.
Olney Archaeological Society

Sex, Drugs and Tapeworms

October 20, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

Kevin Varty will use contemporary adverts to illustrate cures for all kinds of illnesses – a light-hearted look at Victorian consumerism.
Wolverton & District Archaeological and Historical Society

Lost language of headstones

July 21, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

In this illustrated talk Kevin Varty explores the sometimes hidden meanings of the symbols which are often carved into headstones.
Newport Pagnell Historical Society

Away with the Fairies

June 29, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

1n 1917 two girls in Yorkshire took photographs of fairies. When the photographs came to light they came to the attention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Lavendon Village History Group

Flushed with Success

February 17, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

Kevin Varty’s talk takes us on a fascinating journey through time from simple holes in the ground to state-of-the-art Japanese computerised toilets.
Yardley Gobion Local History Group

Away with the Fairies

February 13, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

1n 1917 two girls in Yorkshire took photographs of fairies. When the photographs came to light they caused a sensation.
Newport Pagnell Historical Society