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 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

Friday 10 January 2020

The World of the Troubadours and the Cathars, 10 am to 4 pm, Hatton Village Hall, run by Portcullis History.  For more information visit the Portcullis History Website £40.  Bookings close 3rd January 2020

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

Thursday 16 January 2020

Warmington Heritage Group, Warmington Village Hall, 7.30 pm.  Michael Macdonald, Honorary Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. Tweets from an ancient desert. Desert nomads left thousands of ancient graffiti scratched on the rocks. These graffiti tell us an enormous amount about their society and its relations with the outside world.

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.

Thursday 20 February 2020

Warmington Heritage Group, Warmington Village Hall, 7.30 pm. Paul Baker, The Lost Railway. The story of the efforts of the inhabitants of Henley-in-Arden to have their own railway.  A lively, illustrated, account told against the background of the early Victorian railway mania, the role played by one of the greatest railway builders of the era and a financial panic caused by the biggest bank failure of the nineteenth century.

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.

Thursday 19 March 2020

Warmington Heritage Group, Warmington Village Hall, 7.30 pm. Mark Bletchley The ITHAS Project. The Itinerary Triangle History and Archaeological Society.  This recently formed group is looking into the history contained in our local area within the triangle bordered by the Roman Fosse Way, Akeman Street and Watling Street. This should be a talk of interest to many in this area.

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.

Thursday 16 April 2020

Warmington Heritage Group, Warmington Village Hall, 7.30 pm. Jenny Handscombe and David Beaumont. The Civil War at Edgehill in 1642. The project to transcribe Civil War loss accounts and the new Radway Civil War Exhibition in Radway Church.

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

Thursday 21 May 2020

Warmington Heritage Group, Warmington Village Hall, 7.30 pm. Chris Pickford. “Revising Pevsner’s Warwickshire – including Warmington and district”. Chris has revised Pevsner’s eminent book and will hopefully have some copies for sale at the talk.

Thursday 18 June 2020

Warmington Heritage Group, Warmington Village Hall, 7.30 pm. Dr Stanley Ireland from Warwick University will give a talk on the Warmington Hoards.