Welcome to the Warwickshire Local History Society


  • Changed venue: Aylesford School, Tapping Way (off Stratford Road), Warwick CV34 6XR -- from October 2019 this will be the location for our evening meetings. The move was prompted by the increasing problems parking in central Warwick. We do this with regret, as many of us are fond of the historic building we use. However our new meeting place is modern and well equipped (with ample free parking!), so we are confident that it will be to members' liking. Please note that evening lectures will begin at 7.30 pm, with tea and coffee served from 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions.


Would you like to join the Warwickshire Local History Society? Visit our Members Page for a summary of the benefits, and to apply.

Publications: A new cumulative Warwickshire Bibliography is now available. See link on our Publications page;  please let us know of any errors or omissions.

Forthcoming events

Tuesday 18th February, 'The Wigston family network during the reign of Elizabeth 1’, Dr Cathryn Enis, University of Birmingham  

This event will be held at Aylesford School, Tapping Way, Warwick, CV34 6XR and will start at 7.30pm, preceded by coffee at 7pm.

See our WLHS EVENTS PAGE for further details on this and our other past and future talks..

Bookings are now being taken for our Summer Outings in May, June, July and September. 
Please see our WLHS EVENTS PAGE for further details

Other Information from Around the County:

Centenary of the Dugdale Society.  2020 will mark the centenary of the Society and they are planning a conference to mark the occasion.  This will take place on Saturday 16th May 2020.  Anyone interested in submitting a paper or participating in the conference should contact the secretary by email.   They also plan to hold a prize essay competition. Click here to stay informed about future developments.

News (local history noticeboard): On our NEWS page -- find out about how you can get involved in shaping Warwickshire's Heritage and Culture Strategy.  Read about new developments for the lottery funded 'Warwickshire Wayside' project and plans for the rehousing of The Regimental Museum for the Queen's Royal Hussars - Churchills Own.  

Events Run by Other Local History Societies.  Go to our 'OTHER EVENTS' webpage for more information on what events our affiliated socieities are running across the county.  For comprehensive details of Warwickshire events, see our Bulletin.

And news from elsewhere: 

  • The Hive: Funding Threat to Worcestershire Archives. The news from Worcester is concerning, as the Hive (a combined local authority/university archive) is at risk of leaving more than half its funding. The Friends are asking anyone concerned to sign a petition and/or to write in support; please see fuller details here.

Recent events:

Most recently, we enjoyed listening to Ellie Reid talk about the History of Warwickshire Pageants in the Twentieth Century, on Saturday 18th January.  This was the first talk we've held on a Saturday afternoon and was in response to demand from some of our members for an alternative to our regular evening talks in the week.  The talk went well, with 50 people attending St Michael's Church Centre in Budbrooke.

Visit our WLHS EVENTS PAGE for more details of this and other past events.



The winter lectures are free to WLHS members and members of affiliated Local History Societies. We now charge non-members £3.00 -- refundable on the night when joining the Society!

For enquiries and bookings for forthcoming events, contact Rowan Fisher (Outings) or Jim Ranahan (Talks) at rowanfisher367@gmail.com or James.ranahan@shakespeare.org.uk


Meetings from October to April 7.30pm,
with coffee from 7.00pm,
Aylesford School, Tapping Way, Warwick,
CV34 6XR 

Click here for directions

For the Society's programme see our WLHS Events page.

The Society's twice-yearly news bulletin includes contains society news and details of forthcoming local history lectures.
Read the latest Bulletin