The Centre is hosting a talk, on Wednesday 24 October 2018, to be given by Paul Howitt-Cowan titled, ‘Scandalous Vicars,’ held at Gainsborough House, 18 Parnell Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2NB.
The public of the past relished scandal and newspapers were popular to find out about the news that was happening in the world as well as on your own doorstep and Gainsborough was no different. Parsons were no exception and did not escape scandal. Paul explores how parsons have occasionally fallen from grace and with a twist the talk examines how a parson may have been part of a conspiracy with tragic consequences. John Wakeford a Church of England clergyman will be just one of Paul’s characters and John can be seen in the photograph below.
The talk will begin promptly at 7.30pm and the cost will be £4 with tea and biscuits available during the interval.