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Bidford Local History

A summary of our Local History on this web site

Bidford History extends back to the late Neolithic period. Extensive archeological excavations undertaken during 1993 were published in 1999 by the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archeological Society. An extraordinarily comprehensive report reveals avery aspect of ascertainable plants, materials and living style from about 2,400BC to 600BC. John Alexander-Head has a copy of the report, available for short term loan.

During 2016 excavations were undertaken into a Cult site in Bidford. These were subject of  apresentation to the Society in January 2017. The report is some way off.

Excavations entitled "Buried under Bidford" were funded through English Heritage. They accessed Roman and Medieaval sites in the village. The following page reproduces information boards produced through that programme.

In the Journal of Warwickshire Local history Society Vol XV, Number 3 September 2012 Professor Christopher Dyer published a very comprehensive paper. Entitled "Was Bidford-on-Avon a town in the Middle Ages?, It provides a comprehensive overview of the village from before the Normans invasion until 1500AD. Copies of the document are available from Mary Alexander-Head (01789 491148) for a nominal fee. 

in 2016 the Society research group published an historic walking guide of present day Bidford. The guide briefly summarises older feature sof the village, such as the bridge and th church, and looks at how buildings use has changed over the last 100 years.

An electronic copy of "Bidford History Trail" is available by clicking on the link.

A large selection of Photographs of Bidford are available from Our Warwickshire website. Click on http://www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk/ to view them and to access other files. You can also view pictures showing contemporary C20th. events and some historic views. The Society has no input to the editorial material provided by the Parish Council.Click on: http://www.bidfordonavon-pc.gov.uk/yourphotos.htm 

 


Bidford Local History
Buried under Bidford Display Boards