Waves

Other Events Across the County

(programmes of local groups and societies)

Although every effort is made to keep this list up to date, changes sometimes have to be made to published programmes by local history groups and we are not always made aware of them.  We therefore strongly recommend double-checking with individual societies before attending one of these events, to avoid disappointment.  You will be able to find contact details for these societies on our 'OTHER SOCIETIES' webpage, or by an internet search.

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Another chance to hear WLHS member David Paterson's talk on George Eliot, at 7.15 at King Edward VI College, King Edward Road, Nuneaton, CV11 4BE.  George Eliot spent her first 30 years living in Warwickshire. Her novels reflect the atmosphere of North Warwickshire; everything from the poor ribbon weavers, the mines and miners, the landed gentry, the transport of canal and coach, the grim workhouse, clergy and schools, to mention a few. David will give evidence of all of these from Eliot’s many novels, including Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch, and his talk will be interspersed with lively readings from her books and illustrations of images of some of the areas that provided the inspiration for many of the places in her books.

Friday 18 October 2019

Bidford & District History Society, Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, 7.30pm: Vanessa Morgan on  Warwickshire Murderers and Villains of the 19th century.

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.00pm: AGM followed by Mark Kershaw on The History of the Proms.

Saturday 26 October 2019

Battle of Edgehill Battlefield Walk.  Simon Marsh, Chair of the Mercia Region of the Battlefields Trust, will guide a Battlefield Walk and give a talk on the Battle of Edgehill 1642 in St Peter's Church, Radway, alongside Radway's award-winning Exhibition.  A simple lunch will be available in the Village Hall if booked and paid for in advance.  Walk only: £5 non members; members free.  Children and dogs: Free.  Meet at the church at 10.30 am.  Soup and sandwich lunch: £5 each, must book in advance by contacting Puffin Pocock on 01295 678682 or Rob Cooper 01295 670534.  2.30 pm: A talk in the church costs £5 each, to include tea and biscuits.

Saturday 26 October 2019

Battle of Edgehill Re-enactment, 26-27 October 2019, Kineton Sports & Social Club, Bridge Street, Norton Grange, Little Kineton, CV35 0DP.  Opens: 12.00 mid-day, Skirmish 2.30pm.  The Sealed Knot's annual skirmish to commemorate the Battle of Edgehill (or the 'Kineton fight' as it was also known). This was the opening battle of the English Civil War in October 1642.  Plus, a small living history camp.  Beer and cider festival on in the Sports & Social club.  Visit The Sealed Knot website for more details.

Monday 28 October 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30pm: Malcolm Hancock on Rugby Radio Station history.

Monday 28 October 2019

Leamington History Group, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, 7.30pm: Mike Musson & friends on The London & North Western Railway in Warwickshire.

Monday 28 October 2019

Lecture – Richard III – The man behind the myth, Dadlington Village Hall, The Green, CV13 6JB, 7.30 pm.  Most people have heard of the last English monarch to die in battle on English soil at The battle of Bosworth in 1485, but what was he really like as a person? Join Eddie Smallwood and hear about his life and death and find out more about the 'Man behind the myths'.  Visit the Inspiring Bosworth website to book a place and find out more.

Saturday 9 November 2019

Lecture - The reign of King Henry VII St Margaret's Church, Church Way, Stoke Golding, CV13 6HE, 7.30 pm.  The reign of King Henry VII, victor at the Battle of Bosworth, is often taken to herald a new age in English history. But how far was England really changing in the years round 1500? And if those years did see the end of the Middle Ages, what did the kingship of Henry VII have to do with it? Join Professor Steven Gunn at this FREE lecture to find out.  Visit the Inspiring Bosworth website to book a place and find out more.

Monday 11 November 2019

Aston Cantlow & District Local History Society, Village Hall, 7.30pm: Anne Langley on The Victorian Village School.

Monday 11 November 2019

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Meeting Room, Senior Citizens’ Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, 7.45pm: Graham Sutherland on The Darker Side of Warwick.

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Secondary schools: Regional heat of The Great Debate 2020; the Historical Assocation's public-speaking competition for students aged 16-19, takes place at Etone College, Nuneaton, at 5 pm.  This year's debate is 'Should we judge historical figures by the morals of today?’  More details available on the Great Debate Website.

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8pm: Ian Greig on Alcester’s Roman Defences.

Friday 15 November 2019

Bidford & District History Society, Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, 7.30pm: Ginny Davis on  From Pillory to Prison Cell – criminal sentencing from 16th century to date.

Friday 15 November 2019

Leamington History Group, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, 7.30pm: Nigel Briggs on Sir Frederick Gibberd, architect of the Spa Centre & Sydenham Farm development, 1962.

Friday 15 November 2019

Lighthorne History Society, Lighthorne Village Hall, 7.30pm: Colin & Ann Such on The Loss Accounts of Lighthorne in the English Civil Wars.

Saturday 16 November 2019

1485 legacy trail taster walk 9 am to 2 pm Meet in the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre car park at 9am.  FREE.  Meet local historian Eddie Smallwood in the car park of the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre at 9am for a walk which is approximately 8KM in length. Walk around the area of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth and visit churches connected to the battle, including Sutton Cheney, where Richard III is reputed to have prayed, and Dadlington where some of the dead from the battle are buried. Hear the story of the battle, and learn about the lives and deaths of those involved. Find out about the sculptures planned for those sites which will tell the story in iconic works of art. The walk will finish back at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre at around 2pm. The walk is suitable for adults and children over 12 years of age. Dogs are not permitted. Visit the Inspiring Bosworth website to book a place and find out more.

Friday 22 November 2019

Dr John Hunt leads a study day entitled 'Power, Place and People' at Hatton Village Hall Warwick Rd, Warwick CV35 7LR, 10 am to 2.30 pm. Cost: £30.  Click here for more details and a booking form.  

Monday 25 November 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30pm: Graham Sutherland on The Gunpowder Plot

Monday 25 November 2019

Wolvey Local History Group, Wolvey Bowling Club, 7.30pm: Hugh Bevin on Hinckley in Stuart Times.

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.30pm: Paul Baker on William Bolton: from Warwick to Madeira.

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8pm: Alan Benjamin on More Constabulary Tales.

Monday 16 December 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30pm: Social Evening

Friday 20 December 2019

Bidford & District History Society, Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon,7.30pm: Roy Smart on Another Icarus: the rise and Fall of Percy Pilcher

Monday 13 January 2020

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Meeting Room, Senior Citizens’ Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, 7.45pm: Ben Wallace on Aerial Photography & Archaeology.

Friday 17 January 2020

Bidford & District History Society, Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon,7.30pm: Richard Churchley on  Palgue, Pestilence and Pox: Disease and Death in days gone by.

Monday 10 February 2020

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Meeting Room, Senior Citizens’ Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, 7.45pm: AGM followed by David Morse on St. Paul’s Watch – Defence and Defiance during WW2.

Friday 21 February 2020

Bidford & District History Society, Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, 7.30pm: Dr Sarah Chaney on “A Gentleman would not like it”: The History of Restraint in Mental Health.

Saturday 21 March 2020

Bidford & District History Society, Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, 7.30pm: Dr Robert Bearman on The History of Streets and Buildings in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Friday 17 April 2020

Bidford & District History Society, Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, 7.30pm: David Howe on Partners of Prime Ministers.

Friday 15 May 2020

Bidford & District History Society, Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, 7.30pm: Prof. Andrew Hopper on  Bereavement & Loss in Warwickshire in the Civil Wars

Saturday 16 May 2020

Conference to mark the Centenary of the Dugdale Society.  More details to follow.