This is a recently added page for information about local history-related events in Warwickshire, elsewhere in the Midlands, or in the country generally.      

  • Coombe Abbey: a History through Ten Centuries. A new book by Derek Winterbottom. ISBN13: 9780956754042. Alondra Books, £7.50; from bookshops or Coombe Abbey gift shop.    

  • Fillongley Village Hall celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. See WRCC web pages for further information.        

  • George Eliot: WLHS will be marking her bicentenary in 2019. Read here about this great Warwickshire novelist and the campaign for her Coventry home as noted in both the local  and the national press

  • Have you forgotten yet? This is an impressive new book from the Bidford and District History Society on the stories of local survivors of Word War I. See here for review.  

  • Kenilworth Family History Society: plenty here for the local historian too. See Programme and Facebook Page

  • 'Living through the English Civil Wars': read here about this major  Civil War project led by Dr Maureen Harris.  

  • Newcomen Public Lectures on the History of Science and Technology -- monthly October to April (1st Wednesday) at 7 pm at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum.  Find details on website,  https://www.newcomen.com/calendar/ 

  • Prison History: a new database. See letter

  • Radway Exhibition on Battle of Edgehill: the destination for a Society outing in 2016, this award-winning local exhibition on the first battle of the English Civil War is open most days of the year. Please follow link for further details. 

  • 'Research Conversations' at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: These are held at the Shakespeare Centre in Henley Street (monthly, second Wednesday at 5 pm); they are free of charge and open to all. Next Meeting, 9th January 2019: a manuscript commonplace book by Edward Pudsey (1573-1612), with Shakespearean allusions; Mairi Macdonald, Robert Bearman, and Sir Martin Dunne. See letter for January meeting; also see Website

  • Southam Heritage Collection: World War I Exhibition. This has opened in Tithe Place, near the library. You can see it 10am - 12 noon Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.


   The new book from Bidford

   and District HS -- See review