Local Events

 Warwick Words History Festival 2018. 1–7 October 2018

More information:    https://warwickwords.co.uk/

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Leamington Spa Art gallery & Museum

There is an interesting exhibition: “Are You in This? Leamington Spa in the Great War”, running from 28th July until 11th November

This exhibition will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, and tell the story of Leamington Spa and its people during the conflict. It will look at the experiences of local women and men who served in the war, from fighting at the front to caring for the wounded.

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Information required.

Have you noticed any previously unknown “crop marks” which have appeared in crops or grassland in this hot, dry weather? We would be interested to know about them. Please use the “Contact Us” link at the bottom right of this page.

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). Again, please use the “Contact Us” link at the bottom right of this page if you can help. Thank you.

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Coach trip to Bristol Docks and SS Great Britain, 11th August (Saturday)

There is a chance to join with the Kineton and District Local History Group (K&DLHG) on a trip to the historic Bristol Docks and SS Great Britain on Saturday August 11th. There is only one pick-up point – the coach leaves from outside St Peter’s Church, Kineton, at 8.45am. The very extensive historic Bristol Docks area has been completely refurbished, and now houses museums, historic boats, restaurants, bars, art galleries and Brunel’s SS Great Britain. The cost, including entrance to the SS Gt Britain, is only £28.00 per person. There is still space on the coach so if you are interested in going on this trip please sign up by replying to this email address: (frekedj@globalnet.co.uk).

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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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Snodhill Castle

Not exactly local but, maybe, an interesting day out?
Snodhill Castle near Peterchurch in Herefordshire’s Golden Valley has been rescued from years of neglect to be open to the public.
See:  https://www.snodhillcastle.org/#modern-organic-thai
and :   http://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/16216226.Historic_castle_once_again_open_to_the_public/?ref=rss
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