Welcome to the Warwickshire Local History Society

Neville Usher, 1938 to 2021
















It is with sadness that we report the death of Neville Usher, our Treasurer, following a short stay in hospital.

He had spent a difficult few weeks following a fractured hip in early October.  He was admitted to Warwick Hospital and died peacefully on 2nd November.

Neville had been at the heart of Warwickshire Local History Society for many years. He had relinquished his duties as Programme Secretary, but continued dealing with the accounts and the finances almost to the last. I'm sure we will remember his great interest in all his colleagues and friends, and in people generally. Despite his great disabilities, his gregarious nature showed itself in his enjoyment of convivial gatherings. He will be missed.   

The committee will be meeting shortly to discuss what will happen with Neville’s Treasurer obligations, although characteristically, he had left the society’s financial affairs in very good order.

Future Lectures and Outings

IMPORTANT SOCIETY NEWS: CORONAVIRUS (updated 18th September 2021)

During the current pandemic the Society’s activities depend on prevailing government regulations or recommendations by other authorities.  Our plans should be understood in this light.  Please bear with us, as this programme and the method of its delivery, may be need to be varied.

Online and In-Person Meetings

To meet members’ varied requirements, we intend to offer hybrid online / in-person meetings, where the speaker and audience meet face-to-face at Aylesford School*, whilst the talk is live-streamed to remote audiences via ZOOM.  


Lectures are at 7:30pm on the third Tuesday of the month, apart from our annual Saturday afternoon meeting in January, which is at 2pm.

We are currently evaluating technical and operational practicalities and will advise members when this can be introduced. In advance of that, we will continue to offer online lectures via ZOOM and booking details will be circulated a week before each meeting.

We retain the option to provide lectures online only, via ZOOM, if government guidance requires this. 

For more information please visit our Events Page.


Would you like to join the Warwickshire Local History Society? Visit our Members Page for a summary of the benefits, and to apply.

Publications: A new cumulative Warwickshire Bibliography is now available. See link on our Publications page;  please let us know of any errors or omissions.

Forthcoming events

See our WLHS EVENTS PAGE for further details on past and future talks..


Other Information from Around the County:

News (local history noticeboard): On our NEWS page -- Read about new developments for the lottery funded 'Warwickshire Wayside' project and plans for the rehousing of The Regimental Museum for the Queen's Royal Hussars - Churchills Own.  

Events Run by Other Local History Societies.  Go to our 'OTHER EVENTS' webpage for more information on what events our affiliated socieities are running across the county.  For comprehensive details of Warwickshire events, see our Bulletin.





The winter lectures are free to WLHS members and members of affiliated Local History Societies. We now charge non-members £3.00 -- refundable on the night when joining the Society!

For enquiries and bookings for forthcoming events, contact Rowan Fisher (Outings) or Jim Ranahan (Talks) at rowanfisher367@gmail.com or James.ranahan@shakespeare.org.uk


Meetings from October to April 7.30pm,
with coffee from 7.00pm,
Aylesford School, Tapping Way, Warwick,
CV34 6XR 

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For the Society's programme see our WLHS Events page.

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