Waves

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.

 

 

Thursday 18 April 2019

Warmington Heritage Group, Warmington Village Hall, 7.30pm: Colin Clay & Philip Taylor on The use of old maps, LIDAR and metal detecting to investigate ancient tracks & byways.

Monday 22 April 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30pm: Jeff Chatwin on Wolston before the Great War 1911

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Wellesbourne Local History Society, Wellesbourne Village Hall, 7.30pm: AGM followed by Ken Manning on The History of Wellesbourne Allotments.

Saturday 27 April 2019

World War 1 Exhibition, 11 am to 3 pm, held by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in their new Centre in Leamington Spa - the old RNA building, Riverside, Adelaide Road, CV32 5AH.

Monday 29 April 2019

Leamington History Group, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, 7.30pm: Martin Green on Some influential ironfounders of 19th century Leamington.

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.45pm: Nick Holmes on The Canals of Rowington and Lapworth

Sunday 5 May 2019

'Walk 600 million years in 20-minutes at the Brandon Marsh GeoWall’. A geological timeline wall walk.
Drop in between 10:30 am to 4:00 pm – Meet at Brandon Marsh, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre.
Standard entry charges to Brandon Marsh, WWT members free entry. See: Event and location details  

Part of WGCG GeoWeek in Warwickshire 5-12 May 2019

Tuesday 7 May 2019

‘Upton House Reveals its Secret Hidden in the Stones’,
A geological tour of Upton House and gardens, a National Trust property. NT members free entry.
11.30 – 16:00 – at various times during the day. See Event info and details

Part of WGCG GeoWeek in Warwickshire 5-12 May 2019

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Rock solid evidence that Jurassic Park came to Banbury’, 
A guided geological tour of Banbury town centre. No need to book ahead. 
Meet at Town Hall for 7 pm (approx 1 hour) See: Event and location details

Part of WGCG GeoWeek in Warwickshire 5-12 May 2019

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8pm: Professor Bernard Capp on The World turned Upside Down: England after the Civil Wars.

Wednesday 8 May 2019

'Moving Pictures: The Shakespeare Scrapbooks of George Williams', Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) Research Conversation.  The SBT is the happy custodian of an ‘extra-illustrated’ multi-volume edition of Shakespeare’s works. Its owner set about collecting all sorts of images which he has stuck into the books to illuminate his understanding of the work. One of their current Research Advocates has been making a special study of these volumes. What are the sources for these ‘extra’ illustrations? What might they tell us about Williams’s own understanding of literature, theatre, and history? How does this kind of scrapbooking affect the way a reader interacts with Shakespeare’s works? 5.00pm to 6.00pm, The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Free. No need to book. Just turn up.

Led by Gary Fisher, Ph. D. student, University of Nottingham.

Thursday 9 May 2019

Kenilworth Rocks! Meet ‘The Stones’’ – A guided walk of “The Building Stones of Old Kenilworth”
Kenilworth, Meet 2 pm, Abbey Fields Car Park – 2 hours parking free with ticket  (approx 1½ hours) Event and location details

Part of WGCG GeoWeek in Warwickshire 5-12 May 2019

Sunday 12 May 2019

‘Gold in them thar hills? Yes! Fool’s Gold!’ 
Why are the Burton Dassett Hills there? What’s in them? Who dug? When? Why? Are they magnetic? What’s that tower for?
Burton Dassett Hills, Meet 10.30 at Car Park near the Tower (approx 1-2 hours) All-day parking £2. Event location and details

Part of WGCG GeoWeek in Warwickshire 5-12 May 2019

Sunday 12 May 2019

Lighthorne History Society, Lighthorne Village Hall, 3pm: Reminiscences of Lighthorne life in days gone by: a slide show and opportunity to chat to older residents.

Sunday 12 May 2019

Kenilworth Family History Society, Kenilworth Centre, Abbey End Car park, 7.45 pm: Caroline Mason & Jackie Cotterill on ABM Resources of Midland Ancestors

Monday 13 May 2019

Aston Cantlow & District Local History Society, Village Hall, 7.30pm: Ginny Davis on From the pillory to the prison cell

Monday 13 May 2019

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End, 7.45pm: Angie Bolton on The Portable Antiquities Scheme: 20 years of Treasure.

Thursday 16 May 2019

Warmington Heritage Group, Warmington Village Hall, 7.30pm: Ginny Davis on Felons.

Friday 17 May 2019

Bidford & District History Society, Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford, 7.30pm: Dr Stewart Tolley on Charles II, the later Stuart.

Monday 20 May 2019

Leamington History Group, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, 7.30pm: David Fry on A look at Leamington’s early postcards & the photographer who produced them.

Monday 27 May 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30pm: Dawn Webb on Family Connections in Wolston and Brandon

Monday 10 June 2019

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End, 7.45pm: Deirdre O'Sullivan on Coventry and its Friaries.

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Kenilworth Family History Society, Kenilworth Centre, Abbey End Car Park, 7.45pm: Vanessa Morgan on Kenilworth Rogues and Villains.

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8pm: Stephen Spinks on King Edward II.

Thursday 20 June 2019

Warmington Heritage Group, Warmington Village Hall, 7.30pm: Chris Hone on The Wroxton Mineral Railway.

Friday 21 June 2019

Bidford & District History Society, Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford, 7.30pm: Sr Alex Grieve on "We Are Where We Are".

Monday 24 June 2019

Leamington History Group, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, 7.30pm: Sheila Woolf on Here Come the Girls.

Monday 24 June 2019

Brandon, Bretford and Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30 pm: Gillian White on The Great Fire of Warwick

Monday 22 July 2019

Leamington History Group, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, 7.30 pm: Keith Hancock & Jim Layton on Fire in the Belly: music and musicians in post war Leamington

Monday 22 July 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30 pm: Sheila Woolf on Here Come the Girls!

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Wellesbourne Local History Society, Wellesbourne Village Hall, 7.30 pm: Sue Moore on The History of the Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St Benedict's RC High School, 8 pm: Dr Roger Pringle on Warwickshire Landscapes: as viewed by Historians, Travellers and Poets

Monday 9 September 2019

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End, 7.45pm: Dr Roger White on Romans in the West Midlands.

Monday 9 September 2019

Aston Cantlow & District Local History Society, Village Hall, 7.30pm: David Howe on Daisy, Countess of Warwick.

Monday 23 September 2019

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

Monday 28 October 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30pm: William Waddilove on Wroth Silver

Monday 11 November 2019

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

Monday 25 November 2019

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

Monday 16 December 2019

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