Programme 2019

Meetings take place on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm in Warmington Village Hall. Members free, guests, £2

(Page updated 25th March 2019)

 

 18th April

The use of Old Maps, LIDAR* and Metal Detecting to Investigate Ancient Tracks and Byways.

Presented by Colin Clay and Phil Taylor.

Long winter evenings are great for ‘armchair archaeology’. This is the ‘art’ of studying our past landscapes through old maps, satellite imagery and more recently LIDAR, without leaving the comfort of our own computers.

Colin and Phil will show the use of the Heritage Gateway and Warwickshire Historic Environment Record (database will be shown).

They will discuss sources of map and satellite imagery; also the free online access to LIDAR maps. The further possibility of creating and manipulating our own LIDAR maps from Government Data using specialist software will be introduced. In addition, exploration of the landscape on foot is essential and we have attempted to gather further information by responsible metal detecting.

*(Lidar is a surveying method which uses light beamed from (usually) above to the ground where it is reflected back to give a detailed outline of the surface. Look for the area near you by going to: https://www.lidarfinder.com/   Unfortunately Warmington lies just outside the surveyed area. Sounds like a very interesting talk).

 

16th May

Ginny Davis:

A talk on Felons. (More details to follow).

 

20th June

Chris Hone:

A talk on the Wroxton Mineral Railway.

 

22nd June (Saturday)

 A walk down the tracks from Wroxton with Chris Hone

 

July tbc

 

August tbc

 

19th September

Sarah Richardson:

The Cobden Sisterhood: politics and culture in the age of women’s sufferage.

 

17th October

Member’s Miscellany.

 

21st November

AGM

 

December tbc

Christmas Social.

 

 

2020

January. 

A talk by Michael Macdonald, Honorary Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. Subject TBC