Note: Meetings from October to April start at 8.00pm, preceded by coffee at 7.30pm, in The Friends Meeting House, 39 High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AX
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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Next Event:  Sir Fulke Greville: collector, builder, gardener and Warwickshire man, by Adam Busiakiewicz, art historian. Our autumn programme starts with a  talk on this important but enigmatic local figure. The lecture will focus on Fulke Greville’s career, material world and Warwickshire connections, drawing on  evidence from recent archival discoveries.                                                                             (Please note date amended from programme card)  

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Members' Evening. We will hear short presentations from members -- an innovation for us (although  a success for other local societies).

Saturday 25 November 2017

 Pre-Christmas outing to Salford Hall. See flyer for details: Christmas 2017

To book a place, see flyer or downloadable list on 'Events' page; alternatiively  contact Neville Usher (see below).

Saturday 7 October 2017

WLHS at  external event:  

 The last event of the year: Warwick Words History Festival, Saturday 7 October

We always welcome volunteers to help  attend our stall at outside  events; we would love to hear from you -- please contact Neville Usher (see below) if you are able to help.                                  Contact details for potential volunteers: Neville Usher, 6 The Fold, Payton Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6NJ, 01789 205043 or by email: 

Warmington -- Fundraising Lecture and Dinner, 13 October 2017. See poster for further details: Poster for Warmington


Other recent meetings and visits 

16 September 2017: Wixford and Salford Priors – The visit to two rural churches started at St Milburga’s, Wixford. Bryan Knight showed us the de Cruwe brasses and some fine mediaeval glass. Outside Maureen Harris was our guide to the churchyard’s large yew tree, the preaching cross and the horse house. At St. Matthew’s, Salford Priors, we saw the Clarke family monuments, with their abundant heraldic detail. Stephen Roberts discussed the significant location near the confluence of the Arrow and the Avon. The unusual stair-turret on the south side may have held a beacon to guide travellers over the treacherous marshy ground.

15 July 2017 Nuneaton -- a fascinating tour of St Nicholas' Church and the nearby Grammar School. David Paterson told members about their intertwined histories and some of the events and personalities that inspired George Eliot.

17 June 2017 King's Norton --  a visit to a group of early modern buildings clustered around the Parish Church;  St Nicolas' Place, formerly a Tudor merchant's house, and the Old Grammar School. We  heard a talk from Dr Denise Thomas  about its most notable head, the Rev. Thomas Hall, Puritan clergyman, bibliophile and polemical writer. 

13 May 2017 Bidford-on-Avon walking tour -- with Prof. Chris Dyer Dr Nat Alcock, and members of the Bidford and District LHS. We heard about  mediaeval attempts to develop into a town and explored this  fascinating village.

11 April  2017: Lecture: Julie Chamberlain on women in early modern Coventry -- an active group in local trades and nonconformist religion.  

21 March 2017: Dr Andrew Hopper on Katherine, Lady Greville of Warwick Castle, a prominent Puritan. 

21 February 2017: Professor Mathew Thomson:  Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital's recent history and the current Warwick University  project on 'the cultural history of the NHS' (



Meeting report: 'Getting Online for Research and Publicity'.

List of local history websites.

The winter lectures are free to WLHS members and members of affiliated Local History Societies; we charge £2.00 for non-members - refundable on the night when joining the Society!


For a list of other societies' lectures and events, see the calendar on Our Warwickshire