Local Events

Thursday 16th January Warmington Village Hall 7.30

Tweets from the desert Michael Macdonald.  Something out of the ordinary.  Members free, visitors £2 (see Next Meeting, above, for details).

 

Tuesday 11TH February  7.30pm at  Oxhill Village Hall

Professor John Hunter, Emeritus Professor at the University of Birmingham will be talking about “Forensic Archaeology” which is now widely used throughout the UK and in the investigation of genocide and war crimes overseas. John will explain how buried victims can be located and excavated and how the evidence can be used to obtain convictions.  A £2.50 entrance fee will be charged and put towards the upkeep of the Hall, and simple refreshments will be available.

 

Thursday 13th February in Hornton Church. 7.30   

The Hornton  Group have a talk about Upton by Robert Waley-Cohen to which our members are invited. Tickets cost £5, available from Laurie Furneaux (lauriefurneaux@gmail.com or 01295 670417) Refreshments will be available on the night.

 

Council for British Archaeology

Saturday 7 March, 2020 News from the Past 2020 will take place in the Church Room at the Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX.

Saturday 11 to Sunday 26 July, 2020.  Festival of Archaeology 2020.

 

Dugdale Society Centenary, Saturday 16th May http://www.dugdale-society.org.uk/Centenary.html

In 2020 the Dugdale Society will celebrate its hundredth year. The Society is marking the occasion by holding a conference on ‘Warwickshire’s changing past’, which will focus on changes in the subject matter, approaches and interpretations of the history of the county (or parts of the county) since 1920.
The Conference will be held on Saturday 16 May 2020 at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon.  For details see the web-link

http://www.dugdale-society.org.uk/

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Sacred Southam…..

Peter Christopher has had some thoughts about Southam. He has not included references, but nevertheless  members might be interested in this short set of notes (sent out by e-mail to members) about Southam put  together after studying Lidar (using National Library of Scotland  side by side geo referenced maps ) which hints at a large circular enclosure at the  confluence of the Itchen and Stowe rivers at Southam. This feature appears slightly larger than the circular enclosure at Prescote near Cropredy at a confluence along the Cherwell.  There is much intriguing  ‘evidence’ around this market town that makes for a good story when everything is added up.

If anyone is interested Peter can easily direct them to the sources used in the hopes this might encourage others to look into these matters further

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=16&lat=52.1792&lon=-1.2973&layers=10&right=LIDAR_DSM_1m

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A link to the hoard of coins found in Warmington:

https://www.artfund.org/supporting-museums/art-weve-helped-buy/artwork/11703/south-warwickshire-hoard

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 Warmington Heritage did a project on Grove Farm a few years ago and there is a video on YouTube of Liz Newman speaking in 2012 about the Grove Farm project in a panel session entitled ‘Engaging With History’ at the Tenth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research, ‘Parish Studies Today’.

The link to the YouTube video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2ajBOuu_Co

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Information required.

We are hoping to record how the village got it’s water supply in years gone by, including the use of springs, wells and hydraulic ram pumps (or any other methods of supply). Please use the “Contact Us” link at the bottom right of this page if you can help. Thank you.

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Edge Hill Light Railway

A new website for the EHLR has been created: ehlr.rocks  This is an evolving website and any help with their research into the EHLR will be welcomed. Please have a look at this interesting web site.

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