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.

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.

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Quinton Local History Society, Quinton Methodist Church Hall, Ridgeway Avenue, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 9AU, 8 pm: "The Soho Foundry” by Alan Hill

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Warwickshire Heritage and Culture Strategy Workshops.  Whitnash Community Centre, Whitnash, Leamington Spa, 9.30 am to 11.30 am. FREE.  Warwickshire County Council (WCC) have developed a strategy for Heritage and Culture in Warwickshire. They now wish to develop an action plan to move the strategy forward and are again inviting individuals and organisations working or involved in heritage and culture in Warwickshire to take part. This workshop has a general theme.  Go to http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/ to book a place.  

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8 pm: Hidden Documents of Coughton Court, Vanessa Morgan

Friday 14 February 2020

Cathedrals and Society in the Medieval Western Midlands.  A day school run by Dr John Hunt of Portcullis History.  10 am to 2.30 pm, Hatton Village Hall, Warwick Road, Warwick.  £30, includes tea, coffee and a light lunch.  Please book by 7th February. For more information and a booking form please visit Portcullis History 

Saturday 15 February 2020

Warwickshire Heritage and Culture Strategy Workshops.  St John's House, Warwick, 10 am to 12 noon. FREE.  Warwickshire County Council (WCC) have developed a strategy for Heritage and Culture in Warwickshire. They now wish to develop an action plan to move the strategy forward and are again inviting individuals and organisations working or involved in heritage and culture in Warwickshire to take part. This workshop has a general theme.  Go to http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/ to book a place.  

Monday 17 February 2020

Solihull Local History Circle, Solihull Methodist Church Hall, 7.45 pm: Laurence Ince, Warwickshire and the Shakespeare Families

Tuesday 18 February 2020

Warwickshire Heritage and Culture Strategy Workshops.  Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. FREE.  Warwickshire County Council (WCC) have developed a strategy for Heritage and Culture in Warwickshire. They now wish to develop an action plan to move the strategy forward and are again inviting individuals and organisations working or involved in heritage and culture in Warwickshire to take part. This workshop has a general theme.  Go to http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/ to book a place.  

Thursday 20 February 2020

Warwickshire Heritage and Culture Strategy Workshops.  Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. FREE (includes lunch at 12.30 pm).  Warwickshire County Council (WCC) have developed a strategy for Heritage and Culture in Warwickshire. They now wish to develop an action plan to move the strategy forward and are again inviting individuals and organisations working or involved in heritage and culture in Warwickshire to take part. The theme of this workshop is 'sense of place'.  Go to http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/ to book a place.  

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.

Friday 21 February 2020

Kineton & District Local History Group, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30pm: Andrew Baxter on  The Edgehill Light Railway

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.

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm: Jan Cooper, Chair of KHAS. “John of Gaunt – the Power and the Passion.” The significance of Gaunt’s building works at Kenilworth castle, his three marriages and how his children went on to shape the course of English history.

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Warwickshire Heritage and Culture Strategy Workshops.  Leamington Spa Bowling Club, 10 am to 12 noon. FREE. Includes lunch at 12 noon.  Warwickshire County Council (WCC) have developed a strategy for Heritage and Culture in Warwickshire. They now wish to develop an action plan to move the strategy forward and are again inviting individuals and organisations working or involved in heritage and culture in Warwickshire to take part. The theme of this workshop is health and wellbeing.  Go to http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/ to book a place.  

Thursday 27 February 2020

Warwickshire Heritage and Culture Strategy Workshops.  Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa, 10 am to 12 noon, FREE, includes lunch at 12 noon.  Warwickshire County Council (WCC) have developed a strategy for Heritage and Culture in Warwickshire. They now wish to develop an action plan to move the strategy forward and are again inviting individuals and organisations working or involved in heritage and culture in Warwickshire to take part. The theme of this workshop is economic vibrancy.  Go to http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/ to book a place.  

Monday 9 March 2020

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Meeting Room, Senior Citizens' CLub, Abbey End, Kenilworth, 7.45pm: Stephen Spinks on  Robert the Bruce.

Monday 9 March 2020

Aston Cantlow and District History Society: Wilmocote Village Hall, 7.390 pm: AGM and Social Evening

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Quinton Local History Society, Quinton Methodist Church Hall, Ridgeway Avenue, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 9AU, 8 pm: Clean and Decent by Nigel Metcalfe

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 7.45pm: AGM follwed by Richard Churchley on  Off to the Workhouse: the poor are always with us.

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Compton District History Society: Long Compton Village Hall, 7.30 pm: Warwickshire under Richard II   Will Gowers

Monday 16 March 2020

Solihull Local History Circle, Solihull Methodist Church Hall, 7.45 pm: Lyn Palmer: An Accident Waiting to Happen? The Whittal Street Explosion of 1859 

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

LIghthorne History Group, Lighthorne Village Hall, 7.30 pm: AGM followed by Clive Sanderson, The History of Hill Farm

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.

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm: AGM. Jill Kashi – guide at Baddesley Clinton. “The Little Maids and the Wandering Butler.” Life in domestic service at Baddesley Clinton from the 1880s to 1923.

Friday 27 March 2020

Welford and Weston Local History Group, From the Pillory to the Prison Cell, Ginny Davis

Monday 30 March 2020

Marton Local History Group: Birdingbury Church afternoon visit. Meeting time and location TBA

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.45pm: Caroline Ewing on  Life in the Mad House: Warwick County Asylum.

Monday 6 April 2020

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Meeting Room, Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, 7.45pm: Nigel Page on  Excavations near the Lunt Fort.

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Alcester & District Local History Scoiety, Sixth form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8pm: Adam Busiakiewicz & Aaron Manning on  Daisy, the 'Red' Countess of Warwick.

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Compton District History Society: Long Compton Village Hall, 7.30 pm.  Women in the Arts and Crafts Movement    Katherine Bradley

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Quinton Local History Society, Quinton Methodist Church Hall, Ridgeway Avenue, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 9AU, 8 pm: “The festival of Britain” by Janice Andrews

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

Welford and Weston Local History Group, 7 pm AGM, Quiz Night and Fish and Chip Supper

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 17 April 2020

Kineton & District Local History Group, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30pm: Sarah Hoskin on Whatever did they put that there for? - public sculpture.

Monday 20 April 2020

Solihull Local History Circle, Solihull Methodist Church Hall, 7.45 pm: David and Pam Humphries: A Virtual Tour of the Outer Circle, part two.

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Wellesbourne and Walton Local History Group, 7.15 pm, Wellesbourne Village Hall: AGM followed by Christine Cluley on The History of Compton Verney

Monday 27 April 2020

Marton Local history Group, Marton Village Hall, 7.30pm: AGM folled by talk by members on  The Elms House.

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm: Derek Clarke, “Repairs and Conservation at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.”

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.45pm:  Barry Jackson - Theatrical Pioneer & founder of Birmingham Rep.

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Quinton Local History Society, Quinton Methodist Church Hall, Ridgeway Avenue, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 9AU, 8 pm: "Do You Remember Life in the 1950s?” by John Billingham

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8pm: Rev. Dr. Julian Davey on The fascinating history of the Seymour family.

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Compton District History Society: Long Compton Village Hall, 7.30 pm: Pagans and Puritans - the story of May morning in Oxford    Tim Healey

Friday 15 May 2020

Solihull Local History Circle, West  Midlands Bridge Club: AGM and Annual Dinner

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

Friday 15 May 2020

Kineton & District Local History Group, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30pm: Colin Clay & Phil Taylor on  Back Tracks: detecting the past.

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

Monday 18 May 2020

Marton Local History Group: guided walk around historic Brinklow. Meeting time and location TBA [Note: not at village hall]

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.

Monday 25 May 2020

Southam Heritage Collection, Tithe Place, High Street, Southam: Summer exhibition until 31 October, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, & Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am - 12pm:  Post World War II Southam.

Monday 8 June 2020

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Meeting Room, Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, 7.45pm: Carole Preston on The early Ferrers family, 1010 - 1517.

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8pm: Dr Robert Bearman on Stratford-upon-Avon's 'Bawdy Court' in Shakespeare's time.

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Compton District History Society: Long Compton Village Hall, 7.30 pm: The Poor Law in the 18th Century - the crisis in the parishes    Deborah Hayter      

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.

Friday 19 June 2020

Bidford & District History Society, Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, 7.30pm: Dr Gillian White on  Robert Dudley and the Kenilworth Entertainment.

Tuesday 30 June 2020

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm Sheila Woolf – “Seedcorning Warwickshire” – links between local farming families.

Friday 10 July 2020

Southam Heritage Collection, Congregational Church Room, Wood Street, 7pm: Summer Concert and Social - Music from the 60s. Ticket only (01926 814214)

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8pm: Mike Heaney on  The history of Morris Dancing.

Saturday 29 August 2020

Southam Heritage Collection, from Tithe Place, High Street, 10am & 11am: Historical Town Walks

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8pm: Ashley Wakelin on  Bigger than you ever imagined: 'Midland Red'.

Monday 14 September 2020

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Meeting Room, Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, 7.45pm: David Chester on Bablake's place in the development of Coventry's social institutions, 1500 - 1642.

Tuesday 15 September 2020

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.45pm: Sarah Richardson on  The Women's Suffragette Movement in Warwickshire.

Friday 18 September 2020

Kineton & District Local History Group, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30pm: Tim Clark on  Warwick's First Factory.

Friday 18 September 2020

Southam Heritage Collection, from St James' Church, Southam, 10am & 11am: St James'  Church & Historical Town Walks 

Saturday 19 September 2020

Southam Heritage Collection, from Tithe Place, High Street, 10am & 11am: Historical Town Walks

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm David Morse – The Warwickshire Home Guard of WW2.

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Alcester & Distroct Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8 pm: Chedworth Roman Villa Dr Nick Humphris

Friday 16 October 2020

Kineton & District Local History Group, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30pm: Keith Westcott on Broughton Castle hoard and the Great Courtyard Villa.

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Southam Heritage Collection, from Tithe Place, High Street, 7pm: AGM

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.00 pm: Paul Baker gives a talk on Tony Dury: From Paris to Warwick. AGM at 7 pm

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Wellesbourne and Walton Local History Group, 7.30pm, Wellesbourne Village Hall: Anne Langley on Joseph Ashby's Victorian Warwickshire

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm Dr Richard Churchley – Old pubs and lost hostelries – their history, strange names and stories.

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8 pm: The Civil War Loss Accounts of Alcester and District, Dr Martin Popplewell and Wendy Shaddick

Friday 20 November 2020

Kineton & District Local History Group, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30pm: Brother John Maughan on  The Lord Leycester Hospital.

Tuesday 24 November 2020

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm Dr Lucy Underwood – “The Catholic Experience and aspects of childhood in Warwickshire and beyond”. Children’s perspective during and after the Reformation.

Friday 27 November 2020

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.45 pm: Women in the Life of James Watts, Kate Croft

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St. Benedict's RC High School, 8 pm: St Nicholas' Church Benefactions Board, David Moulson

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm Christmas Social.