Welcome to the Warwickshire Local History Society

Future Lectures and Outings

We were all disappointed that the Pandemic Lockdown in March 2020 caused lectures and visits to be cancelled.

Since then James Ranahan, our Programme Secretary for Lectures, has been working hard to introduce an interim programme of online lectures for the autumn of 2020.  Our first online lecture took place on Tuesday 20th October and featured Professor Michael Luntley speaking on the subject of migration to Brazil amongst Warwickshire's agricultural labourers.  We look forward to a full lecture programme for the coming year – probably with a mixture of online and face – to -face meetings, as circumstances permit.  The current programme is available on our Events Page.

We are also working hard to resume the visits programme, once venues are once more able to accept group visits.

Please note that because of continuing uncertainties, there is a possibility that lecture content and / or method of presentation might need to alter.  

Note: In normal cirucmstances, our Meetings run from October to April start at 7.30pm, preceded by coffee at 7pm, at Aylesford School, Tapping Way, Warwick, CV34 6XR.  

Remember, if you are a member of one of our affiliated societies, you can enjoy our talks for free!

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Member Questionnaire

In January and February 2020, the WLHS Committee gathered members’ views about our lecture venues and our pattern of meetings.  This exercise provided very helpful feedback, but we have realised that a wider survey this summer would be invaluable.  We have adapted the questionnaire from the original version, in view of the continuing prevalence of COVID-19 and the resulting precautions.  We ask all members to complete this new survey, even if you did so earlier in the year.  This will help us plan for 2021 and beyond.

Please submit one survey form per member, by 30/09/2020.  Please print off and send to WLHS c/o 3 Croft Close, Warwick CV34 6QY.

Link to Member Survey.


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

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


Other Information from Around the County:

News (local history noticeboard): On our NEWS page -- 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 Dr Cathryn Enis from the University of Birmingham talk about The Wigston Family Network during the Reign of Elizabeth I.

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 

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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.
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