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Members enjoy a variety of meetings and excursions.
Why not join us?

Next event: visit to King's Norton, 17th June 2017 -- An opportunity  to see the 2004 BBC Restoration competition winners and to explore the 15th to 17th-century complex (St Nicholas' Place). We will see the Old Grammar School, the Saracen's  Head and the Tudor Merchant's House.  Dr Denise Thomas will also tell us about the local Puritan schoolmaster-clergyman, Thomas Hall. Finally we will have a special tea -- 'Molly's afternoon tour special'. Parking is available in the public car park adjoing St Nicholas' Place and the Bull's Head  (B38 8RU). Further details: see downloadable list on 'Events' page or contact Neville Usher (see below).

Recent meetings and visits

13th 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: Julie Chamberlain on women in early modern Coventry -- an active group in local trades and nonconformist religion.  

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

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

 Meetings in 2016-17

12 November 2016: Third 'umbrella' meeting for all Warwickshire groups -- this workshop dealt with the use of the internet for publicity and local research: for report, see link on 'events' page.

19 September 2015: 50th Anniversary Celebraions and Prize Essay -- We met at Stoneleigh Abbey for our anniversary celebrations, when Michael Wood awarded prizes for the best essay on Warwickshire history. Later issues of  Warwickshire History have carried several entries, epsecially those by  Dr Angela Nicholls and Dr Maureen Harris, respectively the first and second prizewinners.

Details of the prize essays

Report of the 50th Anniversary Celebration


For enquiries and bookings for forthcoming events, contact Neville Usher, info@warwickshirehistory.org.uk, 01789 205043

Meetings from October to April 8.00pm,
with coffee from 7.30pm,
Friends Meeting House,
39 High Street, Warwick,
CV34 4AX
Link to Google Map of location

For the Society's programme see Events

The Society publishes a news bulletin twice a year, containing society news and a list of forthcoming local history lectures.
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