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December 2017 news



So far 113 members have enrolled. We extend a special welcome to all new members.

If you have any queries or wish to join our Society please contact Mary Alexander-Head on 01789 491148 or email maryahead@aol.com. 

Meeting Venue

Our new meeting venue is Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford on Avon, B50 4EZ. We hope very much that the new venue will improve members experience in terms of visibility and that the "cinema sound" system will help everyone. Importantly there is adequate parking for members with cars and the hall can accomodate more than the 78 people we can fit into previous venue. We hope that you approve this decision which we will review with members after about 4 months.

Recent Meetings

The first meeting of our 2017-18 programme year was held on 15 September and comprised a fascinating lecture by Tim Porter. We have written an edited transcript which is available on Mediaeval Gloucestershire Pilgrimage.

In October we welcomed Richard Churchley who introduced us to regional historic folk tunes. The audience sang lustily.

November proved to a detailed and surprisingly humourous account of the power politics around ancient Troy, involving Achean Greeks, Trojans and Hittites.

Our December meeting was packed with over 100 members and visitors, to travel down the Bidford High Street of the early C20th. and compare it with today. 

Norton Collection Museum in Bromsgrove

This Museum is a fascinating example of how a compulsive collector can establish a valuable legacy of 20th.Century artifacts woven into compelling stories.  To learn more contact  Sandra Parker 01789 773780.

Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum

The Museum reopens in April  2018. As it is based on volunteers it is generally open at weekends and bank holidays, The best method to visit is to book. Go to http://www.warwickshire-yeomanry-museum.co.uk 

 Committee Members

We would welcome fresh (younger?) faces on the committee.