We publish a six-monthly journal and occasional papers.

Members enjoy a variety of meetings and excursions.
Why not join us?

Saturday 13th May at 2 pm: visit to Bidford-on-Avon -- Professor Chris Dyer will lead a walking tour of the present-day village for members of WLHS and the Bidford and District LHS. He will consider mediaeval attempts to develop a town, as discussed in his recent Warwickshire History article. Dr Nat Alcock will  also comment on vernacular buildings like the Old Falcon.

Notes on recent meetings

11th April  2017:  Julie Chamberlain talked to us about her researches on women in early modern Coventry. She discussed examples ranging from a family of female plumbers to a Quaker minister who left legacies providing for education of the poor. 

21 March 2017: Dr Andrew Hopper, of Leicester University, discussed the life of a prominent Puritan, Katherine, Lady Greville of Warwick Castle. She was the widow of the Parliamentary commander Lord Brooke, and received  better compensation than others following her loss and the damage to the family estates. 

21 February 2017: Professor Mathew Thomson talked about aspects of the recent history of Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, before introducing the current Warwick University crowd-sourced project on 'the cultural history of the NHS' (peopleshistorynhs.org)

 Meetings in November and December 2016

Third 'umbrella' meeting for all Warwickshire groups -- this workshop on 12 November concerned the use of the internet: see link on 'events' page for report.

Christmas Outing: For its annual celebrations on 10 December, the Society visited Upton House near Banbury. The themed exhibition 'a Country House at War' used various displays and re-enactors to evoke its Word War II  guise as the Samuels' Bank HQ. After a tour we enjoyed some wartime and seasonal music from Dr John Bland and Pat Garland (soprano) before the usual tea.

50th Anniversary Prize Essay in 2015

We received some excellent entries for our competition for the best essay on Warwickshire history. Dr Angela Nicholls and Dr Maureen Harris, respectively, received the first and second prize. Their pieces appeared in Warwickshire History Winter 2015/16, while others have appeared in subsequent issues.

The prizes were awarded by Prof. Michael Wood at the 50th Anniversary Celebration on 19 September 2015. 

Details of the prize essays

Report of the 50th Anniversary Celebration

For enquiries and bookings for forthcoming events, contact Neville Usher, info@warwickshirehistory.org.uk, 01789 205043

Meetings from October to April 8.00pm,
with coffee from 7.30pm,
Friends Meeting House,
39 High Street, Warwick,
CV34 4AX
Link to Google Map of location

For the Society's programme see Events

The Society publishes a news bulletin twice a year, containing society news and a list of forthcoming local history lectures.
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