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.

Saturday 14 September 2019

Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd September, The Lost Children Exhibition at the Birmingham & Midland Institute, Birmingham, 10 am to 4 pm daily.  Between 1873 and 1948 6,000 destitute children faced a bleak future in the slums of Birmingham. Sir John Middlemore set up the Birmingham Children's Emigration Homes, hoping to save these children from a life of poverty through emigration to Canada. This exhibition tells their stories.  Click here for more information on this exhibition and the wider project.

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.30pm: Ginny Davis on From the Pillory to the Prison Cell.

Friday 20 September 2019

Bidford & District History Society, Church Hall, Church Street, Bidford-on-Avon, 7.30pm: Dr Nic Fulcher on Tudor Icons – the Social Secrets of Fashion

Monday 23 September 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30pm: Paul Thompson on The Resurrection Man

Monday 23 September 2019

Wolvey Local History Group, Millennium Building, Wolvey: Graham Sutherland on English Eccentrics

Friday 27 September 2019

A Day Conference The Mystery of the St Mary’s Hall Tapestry – Pulling the Threads Together, St Mary’s Hall, Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN. For more information contact the organiser via eventbrite.co.uk

Saturday 28 September 2019

Midland Ancestors present their Local and Family History Fair at the MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH.  Although this has a Birmingham focus there is still much of interest and it features community groups, history groups, genealogy groups, small commercials, postcards, photographs, memorabilia, books, local artwork, souvenirs. It runs from 10 am to 4 pm and costs £2 on the door.  Free car parking, refreshments and WiFi available. For more information contact historyfair@mid-anc.uk, website - www.birminghamhistoryfair.uk
 

Saturday 28 September 2019

Leamington History Day, Parish Church, Leamington 10.30am to 4.00pm free entry
Organised by Leamington Local History Group.  Many local history groups will be in attendance (including WLHS) and the Leamington History Group will have their 2 recent books: A history of Royal Leamington Spa in 100 Buildings and The Ironmen of Leamington for sale.  Also their 2020 edition of their Old Leamington Calendar will be on sale. The Church café will be open but there is no on site car parking.

Friday 4 October 2019

"Capturing Kineton's Past".  Kineton and District Local History Group launch Peter Ashley-Smith’s book of collected essays at Kineton Village Hall at 7.30pm.  “Capturing Kineton’s Past" consists of short pieces about Kineton – its buildings, notable events and characters - written by Peter over the years, with historic photographs from David Beaumont’s collection.   It will be on sale at £9.99 from 4th October from the Group. There will be refreshments.  

Friday 4 October 2019

Dr John Hunt leads a study day entitled 'The monks serving God there’: the monastic landscape of the western midlands after the Norman Conquest, 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.  
 

Saturday 5 October 2019

Warwick Words History Fair, 10am to 2pm, Court House, Warwick.  Find out about a wide range of local history groups at the WW annual History Fair. Groups include: WLHS, The Dugdale Society, Heritage & Culture Warwickshire, Kenilworth History and Archaeology Society, Knowle Local History Society, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum, Unlocking Warwick, Friends of Warwick County Record Office, Leamington and Warwick Family History Groups.

Leamington’s Oxfam Books & Music Shop will also be there with copies of local history books for you to buy.

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8pm: Max Keen on Horatio Nelson: Britain’s Greatest Naval Hero.

Friday 11 October 2019

Lighthorne History Society, Lighthorne Village Hall, 8pm: Mike Rigby on Five bells and a bucket:  the village bells and change ringing.

Monday 14 October 2019

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Meeting Room, Senior Citizens’ Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, 8.45pm: John Burton on By George!- Why we still love George Eliot.

Friday 18 October 2019

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

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30pm: Sheila Woolfe on Henry Park.

Tuesday 22 October 2019

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

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 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, 8.45pm: Graham Sutherland on The Darker Side of Warwick.

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, Church Hall, Church Street, 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.

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, Church Hall, Church Street, 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, 8.45pm: Ben Wallace on Aerial Photography & Archaeology.

Friday 17 January 2020

Bidford & District History Society, Church Hall, Church Street, 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, 8.45pm: AGM followed by David Morse on St. Paul’s Watch – Defence and Defiance during WW2.

Friday 21 February 2020

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

Friday 15 May 2020

Bidford & District History Society, Church Hall, Church Street, 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.