Welcome to the Bidford and District History Society.

  • Our Society was formed in 2006 for enjoyment by those who take an interest in the history of South Warwickshire and beyond. Now into our tenth year we sustain a membership of over 100 interested members, due to our varied and compelling range of guest speakers, many renowned leaders in their field.

    Through our Research Group we have published landmark 20th Century social histories concerning Bidford and the surrounding area. One of these is in PDF format and can be dowloaded from this website.

    Learn about Bidford from our History Trail, go to Recent Publications tab or call 01789 491148 for a printed copy.

    Our society offers:

    • a varied and lively programme of topics in local, regional and national history
    • an atmosphere in which all members and visitors are made welcome
    • the opportunity to take part in research, either as part of one of our formal groups or to pursue personal interests.

    We meet on the third Friday of the month at 7.30pm in the Church Hall, Church Street, opposite St Laurence Church, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4DA. Note: for January 2017 meeting the venue is at the Crawford Hall

    If you are interested in history and want to learn more about the past, do come and join us.


  • If you are from overseas and want to make enquiries through the Society about family who may have come from this area then we are delighted to help you. We receive quite a number of such enquiries, so please be patient if we take time to respond.