Archaeology Open Day

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For the fifth year running, Warmington Heritage Group took part in the National Festival of British Archaeology with a free event on Sunday, 13th July. Thanks to all the support from our members, friends and neighbouring societies, this was, once again, a very successful event. We hope that some of the people who came and enjoyed themselves will keep their interest in archaeology going by joining our excavation through the summer and autumn.

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New Programme

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The 2015 programme for Warmington Heritage Group has been published and contains talks, research, archaeology and visits both nearby and further afield with some speakers still to be arranged.

Membership of the group is only £10 a year, with visitors also welcome to come to our meetings. We usually hold eight a year with other events and visits on top of these. Visitors to the meetings are asked to pay £2.

For more information see the 2015 programme page on our site.

Dates for your Diary

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The next meeting of Warmington Heritage Group is on Monday February 9th in the village hall when David Freke will be speaking about Sanderson Miller, the Gentleman Architect of Radway. All are welcome to attend – refreshments will be served before the meeting which starts at 7.30pm. Visitors £2.

Enjoy a woodland walk in the ancient grounds of Hanwell Castle this February at the annual Stars and Snowdrops event. An opportunity to talk to the astronomers and look through their astronomical telescopes as well as walking amongst the abundance of snowdrops, before finishing with tea and cakes in front of a roaring log fire. The event is on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of February – for more details, please visit their website.

Banbury Historical Society’s next talk on Thursday 12th February will look at the Romans who shaped Britain (speaker David Stuttard) while WHG member Stephen Wass will be talking about water resources and the life of an eighteenth century park (Farnborough Hall) at the meeting on March 12th. Meetings are held at Banbury Museum starting at 7.30pm; for more information visit their website.

Warwickshire County Record Office is running a broad range of talks over the coming months, with topics as diverse as Maps and Plans for Local History, Death in the Family, Crime and Punishment and Discovering the History of Gardens. For more information on these talks, and to book a place, please visit their website.

New Members Welcome

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New members of Warmington Heritage Group are always welcome! November is traditionally when people renew their membership but you can join at any time of the year. We normally meet on the second Monday of the month in Warmington Village Hall at 7.30pm, though in the summer months we also take advantage of the lighter evenings to have a walk and talk in the local area. We have at least two outings further afield during the year, as well as taking part in other local events.

Fees are only £10 a year and whether your interest is local history and heritage or archaeology our programme is very wide ranging! For more information please contact us – you would be most welcome.

Latest Newsletter Out

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The Heritage Group autumn newsletter is out – to view just visit the newsletter section of the website.

Excavation Continues – Dig Dates

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The days may be getting shorter, but our hardy group of diggers are continuing to uncover fascinating stuff at the National Herb Centre site. It’s not too late to get involved in this season’s dig – if you would like to or for more information, please contact us. No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome. If it is your first time, please let us know in advance so that we can ensure you are met and shown around. Each dig day starts around 10am and finishes at about 4pm. Severe weather will affect work, so if you are not sure whether to travel please check first.

Excavation dates in December are: 

Tuesday 10th

Thursday 12th

Saturday 14th






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