ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Read the articles published on our website for an insight into the history of Brindle and find out more about the lives of the people that have lived in the village and local connections.

 

Reviews of our last meetings

 

Our talk on 19 March by Ralph McMullen, “Brindle and the Gerards – A Tale of Adventure and Loss”, gave us a fascinating insight into the rich history of the village. The Gerard family owned the Brindle Estate for two hundred and fifty years before losing it in 1572 in the reign of Elizabeth 1. The story, which, for Ralph began in Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire, was the story of two men, Thomas Gerard and his son, John, a Jesuit priest and Brindle’s own Scarlet Pimpernel. Both were at various times imprisoned in the Tower of London and survived. Thomas unfortunately lost the Brindle Estate in the process to the Cavendish family. Thank you, Ralph. We all enjoyed it enormously.