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.

Saturday 30 July 2022

Flint, Flax, Forage & Feast: Stanford Hall Farm, Lutterworth, Saturday 30th July As part of the CBA’s Festival of Archaeology, come along to this prehistoric taster day. You can have a go at flint-knapping and basket weaving, learn about plant-based textile weaving and wild foods, and much more. Booking is required due to limited numbers for the workshops: go to Eventbrite for more info.

Sunday 31 July 2022

Everyday Life in the Ice Age: Creswell Crags, Sunday 31st July, 2–4pm Creswell Crags will be hosting the launch of this new book by Elle Clifford and Paul Bahn, where you can meet the authors, hear them in conversation, and get your copy of the book signed. There will also be a demonstration by the venue’s Heritage Facilitators of Ice-Age survival skills. The event is free, but normal car-parking charges apply.

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Alcester and District Local History Society, St Benedict's High School, Alcester, 7.30 pm. Dr Stanley Ireland on The South Warwickshire Coin Hoard (provisional).

Sunday 28 August 2022

The Battle of Edgehill 380th Anniversary, 10.30 am to 4 pm.  Enter the authentic 17th Century encampment on the ridge of Edgehill. Meet the soldiers and civilians living through this tumultuous period of history!  Discover what it might have been like in the army camp before battle. From the food being served to the drill of musket and drum commands.  Follow the soldiers into battle as royalist and parliament meet on these Warwickshire field, prepared for war, with uncertainty.  Take a wander around traders selling artefacts, food and refreshing beverages. 
Pre-book your tickets from £15 per family * 2 adults & 3 children * parking included, £5 per adult, £3 children under 16 and OAP's, Children under 5 enter FREE £2 Parking * charge applies, unless pre-booked via Eventbrite 

Monday 12 September 2022

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Senior Citizens’ Club at 7:30pm for a prompt 7:45pm start: John Chester on Coventry in the Civil War.

Tuesday 13 September 2022

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.45pm:  Robert Bearman on Marie Corelli

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Alcester and District Local History Society, St Benedict's High School, Alcester, 7.30 pm.  Peter Coulls & Allan Jennings on The Warwick & Leamington Tramway.

Friday 16 September 2022

Kineton and District History Society, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30 pm: Norman Hyde, Tennis the Leamington Way

Sunday 18 September 2022

Ice Age Europe Day: Creswell Crags This day of talks and activities will include three talks (also viewable on Zoom) exploring the mammals, humans and art of the Ice Age; a cave tour; a close look at some of the palaeontology and archaeology objects; and an exciting array of 'survival skills' such as atl-atl throwing demonstrations and bow drill fire-making. For tickets and further information visit Eventbrite

Thursday 22 September 2022

Approaching the (Family) Archive: Challenges and Reflections.  A Series of lectures organised by Coventry University.   

A series of free, online workshops.

Workshop 3: Absence in the Archive 4 pm

Perhaps as significant as what appears in any surviving collection are the myriad items which do not. Whether through the deliberate destruction of censorious relatives or marauding troops or accidental loss to mice, fire, and floods, most collections contain traces of absence: ‘shadow’ items which they once contained, but which are no longer there. How does the knowledge of destruction inform our reading of what survives, and what are the possible research avenues that lie in such absences?

Speaker: Dr Imogen Peck (Coventry University)

For more information and to book a place please visit Approaching the (Family) Archive: Challenges and Reflections (eventsforce.net)

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm. Tony Merrygold of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust at Gaydon, on 100 years of Jaguar Daimler

Monday 10 October 2022

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Senior Citizens’ Club at 7:30pm for a prompt 7:45pm start: Sheila Woolf Queen Victoria and the People’s Park

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Alcester and District Local History Society, St Benedict's High School, Alcester, 7.30 pm.  Laurence Thatcher & Trevor Wraight The Man who Put Roman Alcester on the Map

Friday 21 October 2022

Kineton and District History Society, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30 pm: Roy Smart, David Beatty: The Last Naval Hero

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm. David Freke of Kineton History Society on Scratching the Surface – medieval graffiti in Warwickshire churches

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.00pm: Graham Sutherland on Curious Clerics

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Alcester and District Local History Society, St Benedict's High School, Alcester, 7.30 pm. David Freke.  Scratching the Surface: Medieval Graffiti in Warwickshire Churches (provisional)

Friday 18 November 2022

Kineton and District History Society, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30 pm : Rosemary Collier, The History of the Royal Horticultural Research Institute, Wellesbourne

Tuesday 22 November 2022

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.45pm: Caroline Rann on Kings High School Site Archaeology Update

Wednesday 23 November 2022

Approaching the (Family) Archive: Challenges and Reflections.  A Series of lectures organised by Coventry University.   

A series of free, online workshops.

Workshop 4: Archives into Institutions 4 pm

Whether through sale, loan, or donation, many family collections are eventually transferred into museums, local record offices, and other institutions. Under the care of professional archivists they are preserved, catalogued, and made accessible to an audience beyond the family who compiled them. Which items do families seek to pass on, why, and how might these familial bequests shape national narratives? What is gained – and lost – in the migration from the home to the record office?

Speaker: Dr Ann-Marie Foster (Northumbria University)

For more information and to book a place please visit Approaching the (Family) Archive: Challenges and Reflections (eventsforce.net)

Tuesday 29 November 2022

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm. John Purcell on Earlsdon’s Lost Industrial Heritage

Friday 9 December 2022

Kineton and District History Society, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30 pm, Dr Richard Churchley, Christmas Songs Through the Ages

Wednesday 14 December 2022

Alcester and District Local History Society, St Benedict's High School, Alcester, 7.30 pm. Mary Bodfish, From Christmas Past to Christmas Present

Thursday 15 December 2022

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm Christmas Social