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.  In addition, a lot of history societies are postponing their programme of talks at the moment due to the Coronavirus.  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 20 May 2024

Marton Local History Group.  A Historic Marton Walk.  Marton Village Hall, 7.30 pm.

Monday 20 May 2024

Solihull Local History Circle: Roy Albutt: Light and colour: Our Heritage in Stained Glass Windows.  7.15 pm.  Solihull Methodist Church Hall, Station Road, Solihull.  

Saturday 25 May 2024

Archaeology Talks, Long Lawford Memorial Hall, 6 pm to 8 pm. Interactive presentation on the introduction into the basics of archaeology with an archaeological finds display.  Led by Lee Baylis, Julian Amos. Tickets £10 via Eventbrite

Monday 27 May 2024

Burton Dassett Church 12 pm to 5.30 pm, Open day and teas at Burton Dassett Church

Friday 7 June 2024

Astley Castle Open Day 10 am to 4 pm Free entry Advance booking preferred via the Landmark trust website

Saturday 8 June 2024

Berkswell Windmill Open Day 12 noon to 4 pm

Saturday 8 June 2024

Astley Castle Open Day 10 am to 4 pm Free entry Advance booking preferred via the Landmark trust website

Sunday 9 June 2024

Astley Castle Open Day 10 am to 4 pm Free entry Advance booking preferred via the Landmark trust website

Monday 10 June 2024

Astley Castle Open Day 10 am to 1 pm Free entry Advance booking preferred via the Landmark trust website

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Alcester and District Local History Society, Warwick the Kingmaker: Richard Neville 16th Earl of Warwick 1428 - 71: the ultimate overmighty subject.  John Reid.  7.30 pm, Sixth Form Centre, St Benedict's RC High School, Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PX

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Long Compton History Society, Taking the waters: The waxing and waning of the English spa 7.30 pm Long Compton Village Hall; Melanie King, non members £3

Tuesday 18 June 2024

Solihull Local History Circle: Joint meeting with Solihull Archaeological Society.  Professor Andrew Hopper: English Civil War Petitions.  7.15 pm.  West Midlands Bridge Club, Warwick Road, Solihull

Wednesday 19 June 2024

Packington Hall Tour, 2.30 pm to 4 pm, Guided tour of the ground floor of the house and the gardens by owner Georgie Guernsey (garden tours may occasionally be taken by head gardener, Danni Hudson). £25, includes refreshments.  Visit the Historic Houses website to book.

Friday 21 June 2024

Bidford and District History Society. The Most Dissolute man in London Speaker:  Dr. Gillian White Crawford Hall, Bidford, 7.30 pm.  

Saturday 22 June 2024

Roman Fest, Chester House Estate, Little Irchester, Northamptonshire.  10 am to 5 pm.  Free event, to include Roman legionary re-enactor demonstrations, Romans Crafts people doing pottery and jewellery, Stalls from Archaeological Societies/museums/other groups/universities etc. For more information and for a ticket please visit Roman Fest - Chester House Estate

Sunday 23 June 2024

Roman Fest, Chester House Estate, Little Irchester, Northamptonshire.  10 am to 5 pm.  Free event, to include Roman legionary re-enactor demonstrations, Romans Crafts people doing pottery and jewellery, Stalls from Archaeological Societies/museums/other groups/universities etc. For more information and for a ticket please visit Roman Fest - Chester House Estate

Friday 12 July 2024

Lighthorne History Group, Threads Through Time by Lis Mann, 7.30 pm Lighthorne Village Hall

Saturday 13 July 2024

Berkswell Windmill Open Day 12 noon to 4 pm

Sunday 21 July 2024

Warmington Heritage Group, The Lighthorne walk with Colin Such.  Further details tbc

Wednesday 24 July 2024

Wellesbourne Local History Group, History of the Edge Hill Light Railway, Andrew Baxter, 7.30 pm, Wellesbourne Village Hall, entry for non members: £3

Saturday 10 August 2024

Berkswell Windmill Open Day 12 noon to 4 pm

Wednesday 14 August 2024

Alcester and District Local History Society, The History of Feckenham Forest, Mike Sharpe.  7.30 pm, Sixth Form Centre, St Benedict's RC High School, Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PX

Wednesday 11 September 2024

Alcester and District Local History Society, History with a Dividend; the story of the Co-op, Ned Williams.  7.30 pm, Sixth Form Centre, St Benedict's RC High School, Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PX

Saturday 14 September 2024

Berkswell Windmill Open Day 12 noon to 4 pm

Tuesday 17 September 2024

Lapworth Local History Group, Transforming  a City: the work of the Civic Gospel in Birmingham, Andrew Reekes, 7.45 pm to 9.30 pm. Lapworth Village Hall, Old Warwick Road, Kingswood, B94 6LD.

Thursday 19 September 2024

Warmington Heritage Group, Stephen Wass, History of Morris Dancing, 7.30 pm, Warmington Village Hall, members free, guests: £2

Wednesday 9 October 2024

Alcester and District Local History Society, India - some Alcester connections and a Tour of its Monuments, Ian Greig.  7.30 pm, Sixth Form Centre, St Benedict's RC High School, Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PX

Saturday 12 October 2024

Berkswell Windmill Open Day 12 noon to 4 pm

Tuesday 22 October 2024

Lapworth Local History Group, AGM followed by Needle Making in Worcestershire and Warwickshire, Richard Churchley, 7 pm to 10  pm. Lapworth Village Hall, Old Warwick Road, Kingswood, B94 6LD.

Wednesday 23 October 2024

Wellesbourne Local History Group Royal Cars, British Motor Museum 7.30 pm, Wellesbourne Village Hall, entry for non members: £3

Friday 8 November 2024

Lighthorne History Group, The Gunpowder Plot in Warwickshire, by Mairie Macdonald, 7.30 pm Lighthorne Village Hall

Wednesday 13 November 2024

Alcester and District Local History Society, Bidford, Booze and the Bard: Another Look at some Warwickshire Legends, Roger Pringle.  7.30 pm, Sixth Form Centre, St Benedict's RC High School, Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PX

Tuesday 26 November 2024

Lapworth Local History Group, The Beauchamp Chapel, Tim Clark, 7.45 pm to 9.30 pm. Lapworth Village Hall, Old Warwick Road, Kingswood, B94 6LD.

Wednesday 11 December 2024

Alcester and District Local History Society, Sir Francis Drake, England's Greatest Mariner, Max Keen, 7.30 pm, Sixth Form Centre, St Benedict's RC High School, Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PX