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 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: Aerial Photography and Archaeology, Ben Wallace, Warwickshire County Council

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

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.

Monday 18 November 2019

Marton Local History Group, Marton Village Hall, 7.30pm: Graham Sutherland will talk on Highwaymen.

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.

Monday 25 November 2019

Leamington History Group, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, 7.30pm, Sue Moore, The History of the Loft Theatre

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: The Darker Side of Warwick, by Graham Sutherland

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 27 January 2020

Marton Local History Group, Marton Village Hall, 7.30pm: Group members will talk on  Marton's Civil War Records.

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.

Friday 20 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.

Monday 24 February 2020

Marton Local History Group, Marton Village Hall, 7.30pm:  From this ground; stories, poems and folk songs about 19th century agricultural workers, performed by Michael Luntley.

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

 Warwickshire's Changing Past , a conference to mark the centenary of the Dugdale Society.  Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, 9.45am - 6pm: The contributors examine Warwickshire's history with focus on changes in subject matter, approach and interpretation in the history of the county, since 1920. Subjects range in date from the eleventh century until the present day, with a keynote speech by Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Infinite riches in a little room: putting local history into general history. For further information or to register please email dugdale-society@hotmail.co.uk