Local Events

Information From Warwickshire local History Society 

http://www.warwickshirehistory.org.uk/

A reminder that, as usual, there is no lecture in January, and that our lecture programme continues at The Friends Meeting House in Warwick with:

19 February 2019. Dr Lucy Underwood ‘The Catholic experience, and aspects of childhood – with a Warwickshire Connexion’

19 March 2019. The Society A.G.M. followed by David Paterson ‘George Eliot and Warwickshire’

16 April 2019. Members’ Evening – Three talks:

Steve Moore ‘An early C19 Murder: A socio-economic study of victim & murderer in Nuneaton’

Robert Howe ‘A Chapel at Crimscote? or The Crimscote Chapel’

Mark Booth ‘The Friends’ Meeting House in Warwick’

An important note is that from the autumn, the meetings of Warwickshire Local History Society will be moving to Aylesford School in Warwick.  This is in response to members’ requests for improved parking arrangements and it also improves audio-visual and IT provision.  The lectures resume with:

15 October 2019. Alan Godfrey ‘Postman’s Knock’ – the history of the post office in Warwickshire’

19 November 2019.  Dr John Bland ‘Madness in Warwickshire’

 

And from Warwickshire Gardens Trust 

http://warwickshiregardenstrust.org.uk/

 24 January 2019.  Joe Hawkins  “The Restoration of Hagley Park” – Joe Hawkins, Head of Landscape at Hagley Hall, will reveal his journey of discovery during the ongoing restoration of its once celebrated but since sadly neglected, Grade I registered, C18 gardens. 7:00 pm – Friends Meeting House High Street Warwick

February 28 2019. Matt Halford will talk about the pressures and difficulties associated with running a Grade I Registered Garden, like Warwick Castle, in the face of large numbers of visitors. 7:00 pm Friends Meeting House  High Street Warwick

 

And from Portcullis History  

https://www.portcullishistory.com/

22 March 2019. A day school – Bede and his world

 

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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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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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