February Meeting – Peter Youds, Local Historical Novelist

The speaker at the February meeting was local historical novelist, Peter Youds. A Bingham resident of thirty five years’ standing, Peter explained how he became fascinated by the Napoleonic period of history and began to turn the events of the times into highly readable adventure stories (www.bicorn.co.uk).

Not just dates and battles for this writer, he aims to offer the whole picture (what people ate, wore, did for entertainment etc.). He told club members how the long-running war affected people in this region at the time and something of the way in which we still see the impact in our modern lives.

For the second part of the talk Peter put on a different hat, as the organiser of the intriguingly titled “East Midlands Napoleonic Day”, to take place at Long Acre Studios the following Saturday. As well as having a programme of speakers visiting from all over the country, the day would boast the Cafe Corsica, art exhibitions, a wargame, demonstrations and the presence of a regiment of musket-carrying French infantry in full uniform!

UPDATE – There were well over a hundred visitors and the event has featured highly positively on social media all over the world!

Jonathan Hammond, Chairman of Bingham Business Club, reminded members and guests that membership renewal time has arrived.  Click here to download the application form to become a member of the Bingham Business Club.