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.
The 2014 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 2014 programme page on our site.
An exciting opportunity to hear about the nationally important settlement of Chipping Dassett, close to Burton Dassett, will be of great interest to historians with an interest in the medieval and deserted medieval villages as well as archaeologists.
This major site was the subject of rescue archaeology when the M40 motorway was built, and the final report is due out shortly. The lead archaeologist, Nicholas Palmer, will be speaking about this settlement at the heritage group meeting on Monday, September 8th in Warmington Village Hall. Refreshments served from 7.15pm onwards. All welcome, visitors £2.
Banbury Historical Society is hosting a talk on the Development of English Heraldry at its next meeting at Banbury Museum on Thursday, September 11th at 7.30pm. The speaker, David White, is the Somerset Herald.
Southam’s Cardall Collection are looking at the contribution the women of Southam and the surrounding area made to caring for wounded soldiers during WWI with an exhibition about the Grange VAD Hospital. There will be regular opportunities to view this throughout June-September – click here for more details.
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.