Welcome to the Warwickshire Local History Society


We recently cancelled our AGM and the lecture from Professor Chris Dyer on 17th March.  The cancellation of the AGM has been endorsed, fortunately, by the staff of the Charity Commission.

During the next few months, many of our events, like those elsewhere, will need to be cancelled or postponed. Some of them are being left open, at least for the time being. Our actions are as follows:

1.    April, May, June and July Events: postponed. In line with current government recommendations, we did not hold the members' evening on 21 April; we hope to rearrange this for a similar date next year.  Jim Ranahan, our Programme Secretary (lectures) is handling this and other meeting arrangements. We are also postponing the trips to Lea Marston and Over Whitacre on 9th May, Henley-in-Arden on 13th June and Napton on 18th July.  

2.    Outing to Bagot's Castle September 2020

We are currently investigating the possibilty of continuing with the outing to Bagot's Castle in September.  We may be able to proceed, by agreement with host individuals or organisations. Alternatively, we may need to reschedule to 2021 (remembering that the local volunteers, like our members, are largely in older age groups).  

Rowan Fisher, our Programme Secretary dealing with outings, is in discussion with the local people responsible for our visits.  Rowan has been in touch with those already booked on the May, June and July outings to offer the option of either transferring the payment to next year or claiming a refund.  She will also contact those of you currently booked on any other trips with further details as they become available.  Please contact Rowan Fisher (rowanfisher367@gmail.com; 07507 293669) if you have any questions regarding outings. You can learn about our general news from our website,  http://warwickshirehistory.org.uk - or Facebook posts and Twitter feeds.

If you are one of our Members, have we got your up-to-date email address? And telephone number(s)?  Our communication exercise showed the usefulness of our database but revealed a few flaws.  

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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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..

Bookings are currently on hold for for our Summer Outings in July and September. 

Please see our WLHS EVENTS PAGE for further details

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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