Programme 2017

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

(Updated 22nd September 2017)

 

13th October (Friday)

Fund raising dinner at Primrose Hill Farm with Professor Carenza Lewis who will talking about, “Archaeology and the Black Death: Finding Global History in your garden.” 

The tickets are now selling fast! Avoid the last minute rush and get you tickets as soon as possible.

There is still time to book a place at the Warmington Heritage Group’s Dinner which will be held at Primrose Hill Barn, Arlescote, on Friday 13th October, when Professor Carenza Lewis  will be speaking on “Archaeology and the Black Death:  Finding Global History in your garden”.

Tickets for the dinner are £40.00 per person and include pre-dinner drinks and a fabulous three course meal.   The event starts at 7.30 p.m.    Warmington Heritage Group finds and displays will be available to view at the event.

Time Team’s Carenza has agreed to help the group raise funds to finance professional services required for finds analysis in the Roman fields they are investigating.

Two hoards!!

In July 2008 the Warmington Heritage Group excavated a hoard of 1141 silver roman denarii.  This was declared Treasure Trove in July 2009, valued at £60,000 and is now on display in Warwick Museum.

This is the largest Roman hoard in the County and West Midlands and possibly the largest in the country from this period.      The coins range from circa 206BC to 64AD and give a rare snapshot of the coins in circulation at the time of its deposit.   (Republican to Pompey, Mark Antony, Julius Caeser, through Augustus, Claudius and Nero.) 

Since this first hoard was discovered a second hoard of around 450 coins is currently with the British Museum.

So, book your tickets now by contacting  baxtersue@btconnect.com  Telephone 01295 691011.

 

19th October

Members miscellany

Latest exploits –  from archaeologists David Freke and Stephen Wass, and members  Kevin Wyles and Andrew Baxter.

16th November

AGM

14th December

Seasonal social at Springfield House

2018

18th January

The Partition of India and After: the Case of Pakistan

Our speaker this month is Christopher Lamb, who was the Rector of Warmington from 1999 to 2006.

He was a missionary in Pakistan in the 1970s, which meant living under the military dictatorship of Yahya Khan and the premiership of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was later hanged by his successor, the next military dictator, Zia ul-Haq. He experianced Pakistan’s third war with India in 1971 and the separation of East Pakistan to become Bangladesh.

 

15th February

The Pont du Gard

Andrew Baxter will be speaking about the Pont du Gard – a Roman aqueduct of epic proportions