Welcome to the Warwickshire Local History Society

Richard Chamberlaine-Brothers Retires

The Society is exceptionally grateful to Richard Chamberlaine-Brothers, who, prior to his retirement, compiled the Bilbliography published in the WLHS Journal for the last 40 years.  This Bibliography is also accessible on our website and now comprises 150 pages.  Members of the Committee recently presented him with a bound copy of the Bibliography at Warwickshire County Record Office. Another bound copy was donated to the Record Office.  You can access the latest Bibliography by visiting our Publications Page

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


We have been continuing to run our monthly talks online via Zoom.  Our monthly talks have now finished for the season and will restart in October, when we hope to restart in-person meetings at our usual venue of Aylesford School.  There may also be the option to record these meetings for those who cannot attend in person.  Please check this webpage for further updates. Please see our Events Page for details of our Summer Outings programme. We retain the option of reverting to online meetings only, should Covid circumstances require this.


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.  Our lectures run between October and April.  In the Summer we organise outings instead. 

Venues for In-Person Meetings

*Aylesford School, Tapping Way, Warwick, CV34 6XR – for evening meetings. 

*Budbrooke Church Centre, Church Lane, Budbrooke, CV35 8QL – for afternoon meeting, January 2023.

Practicalities at In-Person Meetings

In the current situation, we request that all government guidelines that are in place when meetings begin again are followed.

Remember, if you are a member of one of our affiliated societies, you can enjoy our talks for free!

Link to Directions


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:

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.  





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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